Euro zone sees a decrease of 0.9% in production in construction, down 0.3% in EU28

According to the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat, September 2016 saw a seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector with a decrease by 0.9% in the Euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 as compared to August 2016.

In August 2016, production in construction grew by 0.1% in the Euro area and fell by 0.6% in the EU28.

In September 2016 as compared with September 2015, production in construction rose by 1.8% in the Euro area, while it fell by 0.2% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The decrease of 0.9% in production in construction in the Euro area in September 2016, compared with August 2016, is due to building construction falling by 1.1%, while civil engineering rose by 0.4%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.3% is due to building construction falling by 0.7%, while civil engineering rose by 1.8%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were recorded in Italy (-3.9%), Slovakia (-3.1%) and Portugal (-2.2%), and the highest increases in Slovenia (+4.0%), Poland (+3.3%) and Sweden (+3.1%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

The increase of 1.8% in production in construction in the euro area in September 2016, compared with September 2015, is due to civil engineering rising by 3.7% and building construction by 1.3%.

In the EU28, the decrease of 0.2% is due to civil engineering falling by 1.6%, while building construction grew by 0.2%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in the Netherlands (+7.8%), Sweden (+6.1%) and Spain (+3.9%), and the largest decreases in Slovakia (-17.9%), Poland (-16.1%) and Hungary (-13.2%).

 

*Geographical information

The Euro area (EA19) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.

The European Union (EU28) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta are not required to supply monthly data under Council Regulation 1165/98.