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November 2014 compared with October 2014 Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area Down by 0.2% in EU28

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November 2014 compared with October 2014 Production in construction down by 0.1% in euro area Down by 0.2% in EU28 Download

In November 2014 compared with October 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.2% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2014, production in construction grew by 1.1% and 0.5% respectively.

In November 2014 compared with November 2013, production in construction grew by 2.2% in the euro area and by 2.5% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The decrease of 0.1% in production in construction in the euro area in November 2014, compared with October 2014, is due to building construction falling by 0.2% and civil engineering by 0.1%. 

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.2% is due to building construction falling by 0.2% while civil engineering grew by 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Italy (-4.5%), the United Kingdom (-2.0%), and the Czech Republic (-1.9%), and the highest increases in Romania (+5.8%), Poland (+2.5%), Sweden (+2.4%) and Spain (+2.2%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 2.2% in production in construction in the euro area in November 2014, compared with November 2013, is due to building construction rising by 2.7%, while civil engineering fell by 0.5%.

In the EU28, the increase of 2.5% is due to building construction rising by 3.3%, while civil engineering fell by 0.5%. 

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were registered in Spain (+15.9%), Sweden (+12.5%) and Hungary (+8.8%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-11.2%), Italy (-7.9%), Portugal (-5.7%) and Slovakia (-5.1%).

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