Production in construction up by 0.5% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.5% in euro area

Production in construction up by 0.5% in euro area

The FINANCIAL -- In October 2015 compared with September 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2015, production in construction fell by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.

In October 2015 compared with October 2014, production in construction grew by 1.1% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 0.5% in production in construction in the euro area in October 2015, compared with September 2015, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.5% and building construction by 0.3%.

In the EU28, the increase of 0.1% is due to civil engineering rising by 0.4% and building construction by 0.1%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovakia (+2.4%), Sweden (+1.8%), Spain (+1.3%) and Romania (+1.0%), and the largest decreases in Hungary (-7.6%), Poland (-1.6%) and the Czech Republic (-1.5%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 1.1% in production in construction in the euro area in October 2015, compared with October 2014, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.1% and building construction by 1.0%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.2% is due to civil engineering rising by 3.0% and building construction by 1.0%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovakia (+29.7%), Sweden (+13.8%), Romania (+10.2%) and Spain (+8.2%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-11.8%), Hungary (-7.8%) and Bulgaria (-5.2%).