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12.06.2015 09:44 UK’s construction output declines 0.8% in April


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its construction output data for the U.K. on Friday. Construction output in the U.K. declined 0.8% in April, after a 1.4% rise in March.



The decline was driven by a drop in repair and maintenance, which plunged 4.8% in April.



New work increased 1.6% in April.



On a yearly basis, construction output climbed 1.6% in April.



The ONS revised its methodology for measuring construction. For the first quarter as a whole, construction output was down 0.2%.



According to the ONS, the revision could have an impact the U.K. GDP growth. The economy could have expanded at 0.4% in the first quarter rather than 0.3%.

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