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March 2015 compared with February 2015 Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area Up by 1.5% in EU28

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March 2015 compared with February 2015 Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area Up by 1.5% in EU28

In March 2015 compared with February 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2015, production in construction dropped by 1.6% and 0.8% respectively.

In March 2015 compared with March 2014, production in construction fell by 2.7% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 0.8% in production in construction in the euro area in March 2015, compared with February 2015, is due to building construction rising by 0.3% and civil engineering by 3.2%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.5% is due to building construction rising by 1.1% and civil engineering by 3.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (+6.3%), Romania (+4.4%) and the United Kingdom (+3.8%). Decreases were recorded in Spain (-1.4%) and Bulgaria (-0.7%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The decrease of 2.7% in production in construction in the euro area in March 2015, compared with March 2014, is due to building construction falling by 4.0%, while civil engineering rose by 2.5%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.3% is due to building construction falling by 2.7%, while civil engineering rose by 4.7%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were registered in Spain (-8.0%), France (-5.3%) and Slovenia (-4.0%), and the highest increases in Romania (+13.3%), Hungary (+12.7%) and the Netherlands (+11.5%).

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