November 18, 2021
According to estimates from the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), in September 2021, compared with August 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.9% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU. In August 2021, production in construction decreased by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU. Whilst a comparison of September 2021 versus September 2020 revealed that production in construction increased by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU.
In September 2021, relative to August 2021, civil engineering in the euro area increased by 2.6% and building construction by 0.9%. For the same comparable period, civil engineering in the EU increased by 2.0%, while building construction increased by 1.2%.
Among the Member States for which data are available, the largest month over month decreases in production in construction were recorded in Romania (-4.9%), Slovakia (-3.8%), and Poland (-1.9%). Increases were observed in Slovenia (+8.5%), Sweden (+6.0%), and Hungary (+4.1%).
As it relates to the annual comparison, civil engineering increased by 1.8% and building construction by 1.5% in the euro area in September 2021 relative to September 2020. In the EU, civil engineering increased by 1.5% and building construction by 2.3%.
Among the Member States for which data are available, the largest annual decreases in production in construction were observed in Romania (-14.2%), Spain (-7.2%), and Slovakia (-1.6%). Increases were recorded in Hungary (+14.3%), Finland (+6.0%), and Poland (+4.3%).
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