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October 2014 compared with September 2014 - Production in construction up by 1.3% in euro area - Up by 0.4% in EU28

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October 2014 compared with September 2014 - Production in construction up by 1.3% in euro area - Up by 0.4% in EU28

In October 2014 compared with September 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.3% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2014, production in construction fell by 1.0% and 0.3% respectively.

In October 2014 compared with October 2013, production in construction grew by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the
EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 1.3% in production in construction in the euro area in October 2014, compared with September 2014, is due to building construction rising by 1.4% and civil engineering by 0.3%.
In the EU28, the increase of 0.4% is due to building construction rising by 0.4% and civil engineering by 0.2%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (+4.0%), Italy (+3.2%) and the Netherlands (+2.2%), and the largest decreases in Romania (-6.1%) and the United Kingdom (-2.2%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 1.4% in production in construction in the euro area in October 2014, compared with October 2013, is due to building construction rising by 1.8%, while civil engineering fell by 0.4%. In the EU28, the increase of 1.5% is due to building construction rising by 2.3%, while civil engineering fell by 1.5%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were registered in Hungary (+15.8%), Spain (+13.9%) and Sweden (+10.5%), and the largest decreases in Romania (-11.3%), Portugal (-5.7%), Italy (-4.3%) and Slovakia (-4.2%).