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Euro Area Production in Construction Down by 0.6% - November 2013
added: 2014-02-03

In November 2013 compared with October 2013, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.6% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2013, production in construction decreased by 1.1% and 0.3% respectively.

In November 2013 compared with November 2012, production in construction declined by 1.7% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison

Among the Member States for which data are available for November 2013, production in construction fell in seven and rose in eight. The largest decreases were observed in the Czech Republic (-5.6%), Romania (-4.9%) and the United Kingdom (-4.0%), and the highest increases in Slovenia (+9.6%), Poland (+3.9%) and Hungary (+3.0%). Building construction fell by 1.1% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU28, after -0.6% and -0.3% respectively in October 2013. Civil engineering rose by 1.0% in the euro area, but decreased by 0.3% in the EU28, after -1.6% and +0.8% respectively in the previous month.

Annual comparison

Among the Member States for which data are available for November 2013, production in construction fell in nine, remained stable in Germany and rose in five. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-13.0%), Italy (-10.8%), Bulgaria (-9.1%) and the Czech Republic (-8.3%), and the highest increases in Slovenia (+30.7%), Hungary (+18.9%) and Sweden (+5.9%). Building construction dropped by 1.4% in both the euro area and the EU28, after -2.0% and -0.7% respectively in October 2013. Civil engineering fell by 3.1% in the euro area and by 3.2% in the EU28, after -3.9% and -2.6% respectively in the previous month.


Source: Eurostat

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