UK Q3 construction output up 4 pct qq, Q2 revised down

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - British construction output rose by 4.0 percent between July and September compared with the previous three months, but there was a heavy downward revision to output in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics confirmed data published in a first reading of third-quarter GDP last month. However, it said construction output between April and June increased by only 6.8 percent, rather than the 9.6 percent previously estimated. "Given today's revised figures for construction output in Q2 ONS assesses that GDP growth in Q2 would be 0.2 percentage points lower," the ONS said. But it said the extent of the GDP revision would depend on whether other components of GDP were revised. On the year, construction output was up 8.6 percent, below the 11 percent annual rise estimated in the Q3 GDP release. Keywords: BRITAIN CONSTRUCTION (Reporting by Fiona Shaikh; Reuters; Tel. +44 207 542 2774) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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