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March 22, 2016

Production in construction increases in EU

Production in construction increases in EU

In January 2016 compared with December 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2015, production in construction fell by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28. In January 2016 compared with January 2015, production in construction grew by 6.0% in the euro area and by 4.4% in the EU28.

Production_in_constructionMonthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 3.6% in production in construction in the euro area in January 2016, compared with December 2015, is due to building construction rising by 4.1% and civil engineering by 1.7%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.6% is due to building construction rising by 2.7%, while civil engineering fell by 2.5%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in France (+7.3%), Germany (+7.0%) and Spain (+2.6%), and the largest decreases in Hungary (-13.0%), Romania (-6.4%) and Slovakia (-6.2%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 6.0% in production in construction in the euro area in January 2016, compared with January 2015, is due to building construction rising by 7.1% and civil engineering by 1.4%.

In the EU28, the increase of 4.4% is due to building construction rising by 5.3%, while civil engineering fell by 0.8%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Spain (+20.3%), Sweden (+18.0%) and Slovakia (+16.4%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-23.4%), Hungary (-20.2%) and Bulgaria (-10.7%).

 

 

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