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Production in construction up by 1.8% in euro area

ConstructionIn July 2016 compared with June 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1% in the EU28, according to Eurostat.

In June 2016, production in construction rose by 0.3% in the euro area and was stable in the EU28.

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In July 2016 compared with July 2015, production in construction grew by 3.1% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.

The increase of 1.8% in production in construction in the euro area in July 2016, compared with June 2016, is due to building construction rising by 2.2% and civil engineering by 0.4%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.1% is due to building construction rising by 1.3% and civil engineering by 0.9%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in France (+4.8%), Slovenia (+2.0%), Spain (+1.9%) and Germany (+1.8%), and the largest decreases in Slovakia (-11.0%), Hungary (-3.2%) and Bulgaria (-1.4%).

The increase of 3.1% in production in construction in the euro area in July 2016, compared with July 2015, is due to building construction rising by 3.2% and civil engineering by 2.9%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.0% is due to building construction rising by 1.8%, while civil engineering fell by 2.7%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Spain (+12.0%), Sweden (+10.0%) and France (+3.3%), while the largest decreases were observed in Slovakia (-23.3%), Hungary (-17.6%) and Poland (-15.1%).




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