Production in construction up 0.2% in Euro area

Based on activity observed in July 2017 relative to June 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction  sector expanded 0.2% and 0.3% in the EU28.  According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, “In July 2017 compared with July 2016, production in construction increased by 3.4% in the euro area and by 3.6% in the EU28.

 

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 0.2% in production in construction in the euro area in July 2017, compared with June 2017, is due to building construction rising by 0.3%, while civil engineering fell by 0.4%. In the EU28, the increase of 0.5% is due to building construction rising by 0.8%, while civil engineering fell by 0.8%.

 

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

 The growth of 3.4% in production in construction in the euro area in July 2017, compared with July 2016, is due to building construction rising by 4.0% and civil engineering by 0.9%. In the EU28, the increase of 3.6% is due to building construction rising by 4.0% and civil engineering by 2.3%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (+22.6%), Sweden (+21.2%), Poland (+19.8%) and Slovakia (+14.7%). Decreases were observed in the United Kingdom (-1.1%) and Italy (-0.4%).

 

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2017-09-22T17:15:25+00:00