Production in construction up by 0.5 per cent in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.5 per cent in euro area
Published: 31 December 2015

Tagged Under: Eurostat Construction Europe 

In October 2015 compared with September 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.5 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2015, production in construction fell by 0.7 per cent in the euro area and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28.

In October 2015 compared with October 2014, production in construction grew by 1.1 per cent in the euro area and by 1.2 per cent in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 0.5 per cent in production in construction in the euro area in October 2015, compared with September2015, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.5 per cent and building construction by 0.3 per cent.In the EU28, the increase of 0.1 per cent is due to civil engineering rising by 0.4 per cent and building construction by 0.1 per cent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovakia (+2.4 per cent), Sweden (+1.8 per cent), Spain (+1.3 per cent) and Romania (+1.0 per cent), and the largest decreases in Hungary (-7.6 per cent), Poland (-1.6 per cent) and the Czech Republic (-1.5 per cent).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 1.1 per cent in production in construction in the euro area in October 2015, compared with October 2014,is due to civil engineering rising by 1.1 per cent and building construction by 1.0 per cent.In the EU28, the increase of 1.2 per cent is due to civil engineering rising by 3.0 per cent and building construction by 1.0 per cent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovakia (+29.7 per cent), Sweden (+13.8 per cent), Romania (+10.2 per cent) and Spain (+8.2 per cent), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-11.8 per cent), Hungary (-7.8 per cent) and Bulgaria (-5.2 per cent).