New Construction Orders: November 2006

Published on January 11, 2007 at 7:23 AM

Orders in the twelve months to November 2006 rose by eight per cent compared with the previous twelve months, and orders in the three months to November 2006 rose by two per cent compared to the same period a year earlier. Orders in the three months to November 2006 fell by eight per cent compared to the previous three months, with increases in public housing, private housing, infrastructure and private industrial orders being offset by decreases in public non-housing and private commercial sectors. All orders figures quoted are seasonally adjusted and in constant (2000) prices.

Private housing orders in the twelve months to November 2006 fell by four per cent compared to those in the previous twelve months. Orders in the three months to November 2006 rose by six per cent compared with the previous three months, and by nine per cent compared with the same period a year earlier.

Public housing and housing association orders rose by 46 per cent in the twelve months to November 2006 compared with the previous twelve months. Public housing and housing association orders in the three months to November 2006 rose by 11 per cent compared to the previous three months, and by 37 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier. All comparisons in this sector are affected by large variations due to its relatively small size.

Infrastructure orders in the twelve months to November 2006 fell by 22 per cent compared with the previous twelve months. Orders in the three months to November 2006 rose by seven per cent compared with the previous three months, but fell by 19 per cent when compared to the same period a year earlier.

Public non-housing orders (excluding infrastructure) in the twelve months to November 2006 fell by 11 per cent compared with the previous twelve months. Orders in the three months to November 2006 fell by 19 per cent compared with the previous three months, and by 15 per cent when compared to the same period a year earlier.

Private commercial orders in the twelve months to November 2006 were 35 per cent higher than in the previous twelve months. Orders in the three months to November 2006 were 21 per cent lower compared to the previous three months, but rose by nine per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.

Private industrial orders in the twelve months to November 2006 rose by 19 per cent compared to the previous year. Orders in the three months to November 2006 rose by one per cent compared to the previous three months, and by six per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.

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