The construction industry faces another year of recession, according to the economic forecaster Experian. Having previously stated that construction output would be static for 2012, Experian has revised its forecast to an estimated 4 per cent drop in 2012. It has also revised its figures for growth in 2013 down from 5 per cent to 4 per cent. Experian made its downward revision in the belief that private sector recovery would be weaker than previously thought and the impact of public sector cuts was starting to be felt. Forecasts for output in private housing in 2013, infrastructure in 2012 and 2013, private industrial in 2012 and 2013, private residential and public non-residential repairs and maintenance were all revised downwards. Public housing and repairs and maintenance are expected to do better than previously forecast, but will still fall year-on-year.