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July 25, 2016

Production in EU construction falls in April

Production in EU construction falls in April

In May 2016 compared with April 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2016, production in construction fell by 0.3% in the euro area, while it grew by 0.6% in the EU28.

In May 2016 compared with May 2015, production in construction fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

ProductionineuroareaThe decrease of 0.5% in production in construction in the euro area in May 2016, compared with April 2016, is due to civil engineering falling by 1.9% and building construction by 0.3%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.7% is due to civil engineering falling by 1.9% and building construction by 0.5%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were recorded in Italy (-3.6%), Romania (-3.0%) and the United Kingdom (-2.3%), and the highest increases in Sweden (+3.4%), the Czech Republic (+2.8%) and Slovenia (+2.6%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The decrease of 0.8% in production in construction in the euro area in May 2016, compared with May 2015, is due to civil engineering falling by 1.7% and building construction by 0.7%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.1% is due to civil engineering falling by 6.6%, while building construction grew by 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (-26.6%), Slovenia (-21.2%) and Poland (-13.8%), while increases were observed in Sweden (+14.4%), Romania (+7.5%), Spain (+3.1%) and the Netherlands (+2.1%).

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