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In May 2016 compared with April 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.5% in the
euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of
the European Union. In April 2016, production in construction fell by 0.3% in the euro area, while it grew by 0.6%
in the EU28.

In May 2016 compared with May 2015, production in construction fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the
EU28.

The decrease of 0.5% in production in construction in the euro area in May 2016, compared with April 2016, is due
to civil engineering falling by 1.9% and building construction by 0.3%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.7% is due to civil engineering falling by 1.9% and building construction by 0.5%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were
recorded in Italy (-3.6%), Romania (-3.0%) and the United Kingdom (-2.3%), and the highest increases in
Sweden (+3.4%), the Czech Republic (+2.8%) and Slovenia (+2.6%).

The decrease of 0.8% in production in construction in the euro area in May 2016, compared with May 2015, is due
to civil engineering falling by 1.7% and building construction by 0.7%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.1% is due to civil engineering falling by 6.6%, while building construction grew by
0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were
recorded in Hungary (-26.6%), Slovenia (-21.2%) and Poland (-13.8%), while increases were observed in
Sweden (+14.4%), Romania (+7.5%), Spain (+3.1%) and the Netherlands (+2.1%).

Source: Eurostat

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