The Office for National Statistics has revealed that construction new orders for the third quarter of 2011 are up by 12.8 per cent from three months before.
The total volume of new orders is up to £10.9bn, from £9.6bn in Q2. But new orders are 5.5 per cent down from Q3 2010, when they were worth £11.5bn.
Infrastructure orders saw the highest rise in Q3 2011 compared to Q2, with the volume up by 28 per cent to £1.6bn, while the largest fall was in public new housing, down 5 per cent to £544 million.
Last quarter the ONS revealed that construction new orders were at the lowest level for 31 years.