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Business in Europe   November 2016 compared with October 2016

Production in construction up by 0.4% in both euro area and EU28

Production in constructionIn November 2016 compared with October 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to Eurostat.

In October 2016, production in construction grew by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.

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In November 2016 compared with November 2015, production in construction remained stable in the euro area and rose by 0.2% in the EU28.

The increase of 0.4% in production in construction in the euro area in November 2016, compared with October 2016, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.0% and building construction by 0.3%.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.4% is due to civil engineering rising by 1.7% and building construction by 0.3%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovenia (+9.4%), Poland (+6.7%) and Slovakia (+5.7%), while decreases were observed in Romania (-4.1%), Sweden (-1.3%), Spain (-0.8%) and France (-0.2%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State The stable production in construction in the euro area in November 2016, compared with November 2015, is due to civil engineering rising by 2.2%, while building construction fell by 0.6%.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.2% is due to building construction rising by 1.1%, while civil engineering fell by 2.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Sweden (+7.6%) and the Netherlands (+7.0%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-15.0%), Hungary (-14.4%) and Romania (-13.9%).




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