Construction output increased by 4% in the last quarter according to government figures released today.

Industry growth contributed 0.2% to a 0.8% rise in total GDP according to preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics.

The sector’s quarterly rise follows a 9.5% jump in output in the previous quarter, which represented a total contribution to GDP of 0.6%.
The third quarter growth for construction was 11% higher than the equivalent period in 2009.