Non-residential building drives construction lower in Q3

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released preliminary data on construction work done, which fell slightly over the September quarter on the back of lower non-residential building construction.

As shown in the next table, total construction work fell by 0.3% over the September quarter, driven by a 2.2% fall in non-residential building. Over the year, total construction activity rose by 3.5%, with residential building (+7.0%) driving the annual increase followed by engineering construction (+4.0%):

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