CSO: Construction up 7.5 per cent in first three months of the year

The growth represented a 2.8 per cent increase compared to the same period last year

The CSO found growth in all sectors however construction has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. Picture: file

Construction grew by 7.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the last quarter of 2022 according to provisional data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday. The value of projects grew by 7.7 per cent on a quarterly basis.

The increase also represented a 2.8 per cent year on year increase compared to Q1 of 2022. When compared to pre-pandemic levels however there was a reduction in construction ...