New data from Ireland's Central Statistics Office reveals a contraction in construction production during the second quarter of 2023.
On a quarterly basis, overall construction output fell 3.3% from Q1 to Q2 this year. Annually, production also declined 2.1% compared to Q2 of 2022.
By sector, civil engineering saw a slight 5.8% uptick versus Q1 2022. However, residential building dropped 2.3% quarterly while non-residential building declined 3.8%.
The annual view shows ongoing struggles for residential and non-residential activity. Residential building slid 10.3% year-on-year and non-residential dipped 4% annually.
Again, civil engineering was the outlier, registering a sizable 22.4% annual boost in production volume.
While civil engineering remains robust, the latest industry-wide figures from Ireland's statistics authority reflect a construction sector grappling with slowed activity and output overall.
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