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Production in construction up by 1.8% in euro area

In April 2018 compared with March 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2018, production in construction fell by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU28.

The increase of 1.8% in production in construction in the euro area in April 2018, compared with March 2018, is due to civil engineering rising by 4.0% and building construction by 1.0%.

In the EU28, the increase of 1.2% is due to civil engineering rising by 3.4% and building construction by 0.6%.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovenia (+9.8%), Hungary (+6.5%) and Germany (+3.3%). The largest decreases were observed in
Spain (-3.6%), Belgium (-1.8%) and Slovakia (-1.4%).

Read the full press release on growth in the European Construction Sector by Eurostat.

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