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February 2015 compared with January 2015, production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area, down by 1.2% in EU28

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February 2015 compared with January 2015, production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area, down by 1.2% in EU28

In February 2015 compared with January 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2015, production in construction grew by 1.6% and 0.6%respectively.

In February 2015 compared with February 2014, production in construction fell by 3.7% in the euro area and by 2.4% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The decrease of 1.8% in production in construction in the euro area in February 2015, compared with January 2015, is due to building construction falling by 1.6% and civil engineering by 2.6%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.2% is due to building construction falling by 1.1% and civil engineering by 1.6%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were
observed in Germany (-3.1%), France and Portugal (both -2.2%), and the highest increases in Romania (+5.3%), Poland (+3.8%), and Hungary (+3.2%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The decrease of 3.7% in production in construction in the euro area in February 2015, compared with February 2014, is due to building construction falling by 4.0% and civil engineering by 2.7%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 2.4% is due to building construction falling by 2.7% and civil engineering by 0.5%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were registered in Germany (-8.1%), France (-7.9%) and Portugal (-4.5%), and the highest increases in Romania (+19.5%), Sweden (+9.4%), and the Czech Republic (+6.2%).

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