Comparing Q1 2014 with Q4 2013, the output of the construction industry increased by 0.6% and by 5.4% when compared with Q1 2013.
Q1 2014 compared with Q4 2013 was somewhat influenced by the weak data in November 2013 which dragged down the Q4 2013 data. In Q1 2014 only January showed positive growth with both February and March falling when compared with the previous month.
Since the lowest point of the data series during the economic downturn in Q2 2009 (£26.8 billion), the volume of construction output had recovered 6.3% up to Q1 2014 (£28.5 billion)
The industry is moving forward at a good pace with the supply side struggling to meet demand.