November 25, 2019
Seasonally adjusted production in construction rose by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and increased by 0.3% in the EU28 for September compared with August 2019. According to Eurostat’s first estimates stated in August 2019, “production in construction decreased by 0.8% in the euro area and increased by 0.5% in the EU28.” Whereas, in September 2019 compared with September 2018, production in construction fell by 0.7% in the euro area and rose by 0.3% in the EU28.
Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State:
During September 2019, civil engineering in the euro area climbed by 1.2%, while building construction increased 0.6% relative to August 2019. In the EU28, civil engineering rose by 1.8%, whereas, building construction declined by 0.1%. Among Member States for which data are available, the largest increases in production in construction were observed in Slovakia (+6.3%), Hungary (+5.2%) and France (+1.9%). Sweden (-4.9%), Romania (-3.4%) and Spain (-2.4%) experienced the greatest decreases
Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State:
For September 2019, building construction fell 1.0% and civil engineering rose 1.1% in the euro area relative to September 2018. Moreover, in the EU28, civil engineering rose by 2.4% and building construction was relatively stable. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Romania (+28.9%), Hungary (+17.8%) and Bulgaria (+6.9%).
Furthermore, highest decreases were experienced in Spain (-10.0%), Slovenia (-8.1%) and France (-2.6%).
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