UK construction output falls more than expected
UK construction activity is worsening, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday.
UK construction output slumped 1.6% in September, the ONS revealed, way worse that the 0.3% expected by the market and larger than the 1.0% drop the ONS had initially pencilled in its quarterly estimate.
This came on the back of August figures that was revised up to 0.8% growth.
Year-on-year, construction output rose 1.1%, short of the 2.2% forecast and down from a revised 3.9% rise for August.