Seasonally adjusted production in the construction fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.2% in the EU28 in August compared with July 2019. According to Eurostat’s first estimates stated in July 2019, “production in construction decreased by 0.2% in the euro area and increased by 0.5% in the EU28. In August 2019 compared with August 2018, production in construction increased by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU28.”
Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State:
Within the euro area in August 2019, civil engineering declined by 1.3% and building construction by 0.2% relative to July 2019. In the EU28, civil engineering decreased by 1.2% and building construction rose by 0.1%. Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (-10.5%), Slovenia (-3.7%) and Czechia (-2.8%). Poland (+2.0%), Sweden (+1.9%) and Portugal (+0.9%) experienced the highest increases.
Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State:
For August 2019 building construction went up by 1.6% and as civil engineering increased 0.9% in the euro area relative to August 2018. Moreover, in the EU28, civil engineering rose by 1.4% and building construction by 2.2%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Romania (+34.2%), Sweden (+6.8%) and Hungary (+5.9%).
Furthermore, highest decreases were experienced in Slovenia (-7.5%), Slovakia (-6.9%) and Belgium (-2.5%).
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