LONDON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) - British construction output fell 10.1 percent in July compared with the same period of last year, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Friday.
However, it climbed by 2.2 percent in July compared with the previous month.
Construction output also dropped 10 percent in the three months to July compared with the same period a year ago, with the main drag coming from a 14.2 percent slide in new work and 1.2 percent drop in house repair and maintenance, the ONS non-seasonably adjusted figures showed.
The volume of new infrastructure work decreased by 23.9 percent, and new public housing dropped by 22.4 percent, while other public work, excluding infrastructure, was down 21.5 percent, said the report.
The ONS said the Olympics and Paralymic Games did not have a strong effect on the figures as they started at the end of July, but the effect may be seen in August estimates.
The ONS noted that some July figures may be affected particularly by changes to travel patterns, short-term employment connected with the Olympics.