Production in construction stable in euro area:Down by 0.3% in EU28

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In June 2016 compared with May 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector remained stable in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In May 2016, production in construction was stable in the euro area and fell by 0.4% in the EU28.

In June 2016 compared with June 2015, production in construction grew by 0.6% in the euro area and fell by 0.6% in the EU28.

The stable production in construction in the euro area in June 2016, compared with May 2016, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.2%, while building construction fell by 0.2%.In the EU28, the decrease of 0.3% is due to building construction falling by 0.5%, while civil engineering grew by
0.2%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (+7.6%), Slovenia (+2.3%) and Slovakia (+1.7%), and the largest decreases in the Czech Republic (-3.9%), Poland (-3.7%) and Bulgaria (-1.6%).

The increase of 0.6% in production in construction in the euro area in June 2016, compared with June 2015, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.5% and building construction by 0.3%.In the EU28, the decrease of 0.6% is due to civil engineering falling by 3.6% and building construction by 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, increases in production in construction were recorded in Sweden (+16.3%), Spain (+6.9%), Romania (+4.6%) and the Netherlands (+2.8%), while the largest decreases were observed in Hungary (-16.2%), Slovenia (-16.0%) and Poland (-14.7%).

Source:Eurostat

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