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January 2015 compared with December 2014 Production in construction up by 1.9% in euro area Up by 1.0% in EU28

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January 2015 compared with December 2014 Production in construction up by 1.9% in euro area Up by 1.0% in EU28

In January 2015 compared with December 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.0% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2014, production in construction grew by 0.2% in both zones.

In January 2015 compared with January 2014, production in construction grew by 3.0% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 1.9% in production in construction in the euro area in January 2015, compared with December 2014, is due to building construction rising by 2.3% and civil engineering by 0.2%.
In the EU28, the increase of 1.0% is due to building construction rising by 1.3%, while civil engineering fell by 0.7%. 
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were observed in Slovenia (+11.2%), the Czech Republic (+8.7%), Hungary (+6.6%) and Germany (+5.0%), and the largest decreases in Romania (-5.3%), the United Kingdom (-2.8%) and Bulgaria (-1.7%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 3.0% in production in construction in the euro area in January 2015, compared with January 2014, is due to building construction and civil engineering both rising by 3.0%.
In the EU28, the increase of 1.4% is due to building construction rising by 1.6% and civil engineering by 0.4%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were registered in Spain (+14.4%), Romania (+12.8%), Sweden (+11.3%), the Czech Republic (+8.3%) and Hungary (+8.1%) and the largest decreases in Bulgaria (-4.2%), the United Kingdom (-3.3%) and Italy (-2.4%).

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