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Production in Construction Down by 0.7% in Euro Area - June 2014
added: 2014-08-25

In June 2014 compared with May 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2014, production in construction fell by 1.4% in both zones.

In June 2014 compared with June 2013, production in construction fell by 2.3% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The decrease of 0.7% in production in construction in the euro area in June 2014, compared with May 2014, is due to building construction falling by 0.9% and civil engineering by 0.5%. In the EU28, the decrease of 0.3% is due to building construction falling by 0.5% and civil engineering by 0.2%.

The largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (-7.5%), Spain (-2.9%), Romania (-2.6%) and Slovakia (-2.3%), and the highest increases in Poland (+2.7%), Germany (+1.2%), the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom (both +1.1%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The decrease of 2.3% in production in construction in the euro area in June 2014, compared with June 2013, is due to building construction falling by 2.0% and civil engineering by 3.4%. In the EU28, the decrease of 0.5% is due to building construction falling by 0.2% and civil engineering by 2.7%.

The largest decreases in production in construction were registered in Romania (-13.1%), Portugal (-10.3%), Slovakia (-5.0%) and the Netherlands (-3.5%), and the highest increases in Slovenia (+28.7%), Hungary (+9.8%), Poland (+8.0%) and Spain (+6.8%).


Source: Eurostat

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