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Production in Construction up by 3.0% in Euro Area

Production in Construction up by 3.0% in Euro Area

In February 2019 compared with January 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2019, production in construction fell by 0.8% in the euro area and rose by 0.6% in the EU28.

In February 2019 compared with February 2018, production in construction increased by 5.2% in the euro area and by 4.9% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

In the euro area in February 2019, compared with January 2019, civil engineering rose by 6.4% and building construction by 2.1%. In the EU28, civil engineering rose by 5.7% and building construction by 1.5%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovenia (+11.9%), Romania (+9.8%) and Poland (+7.0%). Decreases were observed in Spain (-0.9%), Czechia (-0.5%) and Finland (-0.3%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

In the euro area in February 2019, compared with February 2018, civil engineering rose by 11.9% and building construction by 3.3%. In the EU28, civil engineering rose by 12.8% and building construction by 3.2%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (+48.1%), Slovenia (+40.3%) and Poland (+15.1%). Decreases were observed in Spain (-4.7%) and France (-0.5%).

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