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Construction orders drop 10 per cent in a year

New construction orders in the three months to September fell by 11 per cent compared with the previous three months according to new figures.

The latest new orders in construction figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal that there was £2 billion of new orders in September, down from £2.2 billion in August.

New construction orders in the 12 months to September 2008 have fallen 10 per cent compared with the previous 12 months.

Unsurprisingly private housing is the biggest sufferer with orders falling by 33 per cent in the three months to September compared with the previous three months.

Orders in the three months to September 2008 fell by 19 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier.