By Marcus Leach

The UK construction industry saw a 5.1% fall in output in October compared with the same time last year.

The official data released today (Friday) means that construction has now fallen 14 of the last 15 months.

Highlights of Office for National Statistics's data:

• The volume of infrastructure work decreased by 1.1%, although this sector has shown recent signs of recovery growing 19.8% in the latest three months compared with the previous three months
• New public non-housing decreased by 18.7%
• Public housing decreased by 20.7%, the largest decline of any sector (although this sector is relatively small, contributing approximately 4% to total construction output)
• The only sector to show growth, when comparing the three months from August to October 2012 with the same three months one year earlier, was public housing repair and maintenance which increased by 4.7%

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