Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.3% in euro area

The FINANCIAL -- In April 2015 compared with March 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3% in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 20153, production in construction grew by 0.6% and 1.4% respectively.

In April 2015 compared with April 20144, production in construction remained stable in the euro area and grew by 1.3% in the EU28.



Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 0.3% in production in construction in the euro area in April 2015, compared with March 2015, is due to building construction rising by 0.5%, while civil engineering fell by 1.8%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.3% is due to building construction falling by 0.1% and civil engineering by 2.0%.

Among Member States for which data are available, increases in production in construction were observed in Slovakia (+2.5%), Spain (+1.5%), Germany and Poland (both +1.3%) and Sweden (+1.2%). The highest decreases were recorded in Romania (-3.3%), the United Kingdom (-2.9%) and Portugal (-2.5%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

Production in construction in the euro area in April 2015, compared with April 2014, remained stable due to building construction rising by 0.8%, while civil engineering fell by 3.2%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.3% is due to building construction rising by 1.6% and civil engineering by 0.3%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were registered in Slovakia (+14.1%), Romania and Sweden (both +10.8%), Hungary (+10.7%) and the Czech Republic (+10.3%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-7.5%), France (-6.2%) and Portugal (-4.4%).