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BIS's Construction Market Intelligence Unit has responsibility for the collection, analysis and publication of statistics for the construction sector. The Division provides advice and regular statistical analysis of building materials; overseas trade, overseas construction by British firms, price and cost indices and key performance indicators of construction activity.

Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components

The Branch calculates and publishes tender price indices, output price indices and resource cost indices; formulae price adjustment indices and measured term contract updating percentages. Further information is available here.

BIS manages contracts for the collection and publication of construction Price and Cost Indices and construction Key Performance Indicators. We recently commissioned two reviews which examined the current arrangements for these data collections and recommended ways forward for future collections. The reviews can be downloaded here:

Review of construction Price and Cost Indices, by Davis Langdon LLP
Review of construction Key Performance Indicators - executive summary, by Manchester Business School

Change in responsibility for the production of Monthly New Orders and Quarterly Output and Employment construction statistics

From 1 March 2008 the Office for National Statistics has taken responsibility for the production of Monthly New Order and Quarterly Output statistics.

The first publication produced by ONS for Quarterly Output and Employment statistics will be on Friday 7 March 2008 from the following link:

The first publication produced by ONS for Monthly New Orders will be on Thursday 13 March 2008 from the following link:

Information previously published by BERR and DTI for both of these publications have been retained on this site and can be accessed here

Construction Statistics Annual

The unit also contributes to the Construction Statistics Annual, produced by the Office of National Statistics. This publication gives a broad perspective of statistical trends in the construction industry in Great Britain through the last decade together with some international comparisons and features on leading initiatives that may influence the future.

Construction Statistics annual report 2008 (48 for a hard copy)

The 2007 report is still available to download via this web site.

Previous years' editions are available in hard copy from The Stationery Office:

The Stationery Office, PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN

Construction Statistics Annual can also be ordered online via their website

Or by calling 0870 600 5522 (phone)/ 0870 600 5533 (fax)

Review of early estimates of construction output for GDP in 2003

If you have any comments about this page or any general queries about this publication, please contact James Achur.


Transfer of Construction Statistics to ONS (19 October 2007)

Monthly New Orders in the Construction Industry (2006 -2007)

Quarterly Output and Employment in the Construction Industry (2006 -2007)

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