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April 2014 compared with March 2014 Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area Up by 0.6% in EU28

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April 2014 compared with March 2014 Production in construction up by 0.8% in euro area Up by 0.6% in EU28

In April 2014 compared with March 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 0.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 20143, production in construction fell by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively.

In April 2014 compared with April 2013, production in construction increased by 8.0% in the euro area and by 7.2% 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 April 2014, compared with March 2014, is due to building construction rising by 1.0%, while civil engineering fell by 0.9%.
In the EU28, the increase of 0.6% is due to building construction rising by 0.9%, while civil engineering dropped by 0.8%.
The highest increases in production in construction were observed in Slovenia (+6.7%), Spain (+4.8%) and Portugal (+4.5%), and the largest decreases in Poland (-5.4%), Romania (-4.7%) and Slovakia (-2.0%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The increase of 8.0% in production in construction in the euro area in April 2014, compared with April 2013, is due to building construction rising by 9.4% and civil engineering by 2.8%.
In the EU28, the increase of 7.2% is due to building construction rising by 8.6% and civil engineering by 1.7%.
The highest increases in production in construction were registered in Spain (+53.4%), Slovenia (+48.8%), Hungary (+27.2%) and Poland (+13.3%), and the largest decreases in Portugal (-9.0%), Romania (-6.8%), Slovakia (-5.1%) and Italy (-5.0%).

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