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Construction and Housing Forecast Bulletin - GB 2017-2021

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Introduction and Overview

The 'Construction and Housing Forecast Bulletin - GB' is published four times a year. The bulletin provides analysis of the overall construction market in current prices, in terms of new work and RMI activity, also public and private sectors and detailed reviews of the two main sectors with sub-sector analysis for quarterly output and new orders, housing starts and completions, new work and RMI, as well as forecasts of new work and RMI activity to 2021.

Issue 38, updated in November 2017, is available now. 

Each issue covers:

  • Recent and current trends in the construction industry in Great Britain
  • Changes in output overall and by residential and non-residential sectors.
  • Revised forecasts based on the latest statistics and information available
  • Key influencing factors: GDP growth, inflation, interest rates etc.
  • Impact of government strategy and review.
  • Forecasts to 2021 for new work and RMI in each of the residential and non-residential sectors.

Data sources used in the compilation of this report include government statistics, existing published data, websites, trade magazines, etc, while a range of interviews with construction product suppliers, distributors, etc has also contributed to the development of the report. In addition, our research background in construction and related sectors has been used to provide an understanding of the market and key factors that could influence trends and forecasts for the construction industry.

Issue 38 includes:

This issue of the bulletin includes preliminary data for Q2 2017, for output and new orders for total GB construction as well as the residential and non-residential sectors. Revised data indicates that total construction output increased by 6% in 2016 to reach £151.5bn. In Q2 2017, non-residential new work increased by 3%, whilst residential new work increased by 13%. The construction sector remains moderately optimistic into Q4 2017, with new orders remaining fairly buoyant in September, underpinned by a raft of HS2 contract awards. However, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to create a rather cautious approach to medium-term investment and expansion plans. The outlook for the UK construction market remain mildly positive into the medium-term, although with lower rates of overall growth than previously forecast. Overall growth is forecast to reduce to around 2% for 2017-19, but improving to 3% for 2020-21 and giving output forecast of around £171bn.

  • Revised figures for the full year 2016 & preliminary for Q2 2017 - construction output (new work and RMI) and new orders.
  • Sector performance since 2012 with detailed analysis of output and new orders.
  • Forecasts to 2021 in the residential and the non-residential sub-sectors, including the potential impact of Brexit on construction activity.
  • Recovery in the residential sector in particular, also in the private commercial non-residential sector.
  • Output mix by new work and RMI.
  • 59 pages of analysis and informed reporting with 41 tables and charts.
  • Comment and interpretation on trends and forecasts.

Construction Sectors Covered:

  • Private Housing
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Housing
  • Retail
  • Leisure & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Health
  • Agriculture & Misc.

How to Subscribe

A subscription to the Forecast Bulletin costs £395 per annum for four quarterly issues in PDF format, delivered electronically. The subscription price includes a 3-user license allowing subscribers to circulate report content freely within their organisation.

To subscribe, just complete the order form on this page. Alternatively, you can send an email to  with your requirements or call us on 01242 235734.