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Production in Construction up by 1.5% in Euro Area - August 2014
added: 2014-10-21

In August 2014 compared with July 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.5% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2014, production in construction grew by 0.3% and 0.4% respectively.

In August 2014 compared with August 2013, production in construction fell by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 1.5% in production in construction in the euro area in August 2014, compared with July 2014, is due to building construction rising by 1.4% and civil engineering by 2.1%.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.5% is due to building construction rising by 0.6% and civil engineering by 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were observed in Spain (+2.7%), Romania (+2.5%) and France (+2.4%), and the largest decreases in the United Kingdom (-3.2%), Germany (-2.0%), Poland and Slovenia (both -1.8%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The decrease of 0.3% in production in construction in the euro area in August 2014, compared with August 2013, is due to civil engineering falling by 5.2%, while building construction rose by 0.9%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.8% is due to civil engineering falling by 5.4%, while building construction rose by 0.4%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were registered in Romania (-15.6%) and Portugal (-6.6%), and the highest increases in Slovenia (+27.6%), Spain (+22.0%) and Sweden (+9.4%).


Source: Eurostat

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