CONSTRUCTION SURVEY - September 2015

FBoS Release No: 85, 2015
17th December 2015


The Quarterly Construction Survey covers work carried out by registered Private Building and Civil Works Contractors for both the private and the General Government.

An estimated $118.2 million worth of construction work was put in place during the September quarter of 2015. The amount is $2.4 million or 2.1 per cent higher than the June quarter of 2015 and is $13.2 million or 12.5 per cent higher than the September quarter of 2014.

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The value of work carried out for the Private Sector was $66.1 million with the remaining $52.1 million for the General Government.

Further details are provided below.

NEW BUILDINGS AND CAPITAL REPAIRS

The value of work put-in-place for New Buildings and Capital Repairs was $49.9 million, an increase of $3.7 million or 8.1 per cent compared to the June quarter of 2015 and a $13.9 million or 38.6 per cent increase over the September quarter of 2014. The value of work- put- in- place for Non-Residential Buildings and Residential Buildings were $41.6 million and $8.3 million respectively. These were mainly for construction work on Commercial Buildings, Shops, Religious and Educational Institutions.

CURRENT REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE

For Current Repairs and Maintenance, 95.2 per cent of the value of work done was for the Private Sector and 4.8 per cent for the General Government. From the total estimated value of work put-in-place of $8.3 million, 11.0 per cent were for Residential Buildings and 89.0 per cent were for Non-Residential Buildings.

CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS

For Civil Engineering Works, 18.6 per cent of the value of work done was for the Private Sector and 81.4 per cent for the General Government. From the total estimated value of work put-in-place of $59.9 million, 21.5 per cent were for earthmoving works, 75.3 per cent were for work on roads and bridges and 3.2 per cent were for other types of work.

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Construction Survey for December quarter of 2015 will be released on 18th March 2016.