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Construction orders drop 12pc

Construction orders in the three months to January 2009 fell by 12 per cent compared with the previous three month period.

The Office of National Statistics figures show £2.2 billion of construction orders in January, compared to £3 billion in December, £2.4 billion in November and £2.7 billion in October.

Infrastructure saw the biggest drop in orders, down from £951 million in December to £617 million.

Orders in the 12 months to January 2009 fell 20 per cent compared with the previous 12 months and orders in three months to January 2009 fell by 32 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier.

Private housing was again the biggest sufferer with orders falling by 55 per cent in the three months to January 2009 compared with the same period a year earlier.

Public and housing association housing orders fell by 45 per cent for the same period.

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