A disappointingly large drop in construction work in the March quarter is expected to weigh on GDP growth.

The amount of construction work fell 2.6 per cent in the quarter, missing economists’ expectations of a 1.5 per cent drop. The most mediocre result was in private non-residential building work, which slumped by 5.5 per cent over the quarter. ANZ economists said it was the biggest quarter-on-quarter decline in…