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September 2014 compared with August 2014 Production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area Down by 0.9% in EU28

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September 2014 compared with August 2014 Production in construction down by 1.8% in euro area Down by 0.9% in EU28 Download

In September 2014 compared with August 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction1 sector fell by 1.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.9% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August 2014, production in construction grew by 0.7% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28.

In September 2014 compared with September 20134, production in construction fell by 1.7% in the euro area and by 0.4% 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 September 2014, compared with August 2014, is due to building construction falling by 1.6% and civil engineering by 3.0%. 

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.9% is due to building construction falling by 0.8% and civil engineering by 1.3%. 

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Slovenia (-8.6%), Italy (-5.4%), Sweden (-3.2%) and France (-2.3%), and the highest increases in Romania (+7.9%), the Czech Republic (+2.7%) and Bulgaria (+2.4%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State
The decrease of 1.7% in production in construction in the euro area in September 2014, compared with September 2013, is due to building construction falling by 1.2% and civil engineering by 2.1%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.4% is due to civil engineering falling by 1.9%, while building construction rose by 0.3%.

Among Member States for which data are available, decreases in production in construction were registered in Italy (-10.6%), Portugal (-5.2%), France (-3.4%), the Netherlands (-3.1%) and Germany (-1.5%), and the highest increases in Spain (+9.1%), the Czech Republic (+8.2%), Hungary (+7.3%), Slovenia (+6.2%) and Bulgaria (+5.8%).


      

                                                


See Eurostat Press Release here