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August 2, 2019
EU construction market a mixed picture; hardwood sector still strong
According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output was down 0.5%. Sharpest decreases in construction output were reported in Romania, down 7.6%, Finland 3.1% and Sweden 2.9%. Best performance was in Slovenia, with output up 4.1%, France 1.9% and the Netherlands 1.4%. However, overall construction was still ahead year on year, with the May figure for the euro area 2% up on the same month in 2018 and 2.5% for the EU 28. Strongest improvements were ...
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