Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

The FINANCIAL -- In December 2018 compared with November 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.9% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2018, production in construction grew by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with November 2018, building construction fell by 0.7%, while civil engineering rose by 0.4%.
In the EU28, building construction fell by 1.3%, while civil engineering remained unchanged.
Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in production in construction were recorded in Slovenia (-12.4%), Germany (-4.1%) and the United Kingdom (-3.8%). The highest increases were observed in Sweden (+6.2%), Czechia (+3.0%) and Spain (+2.6%).

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

In the euro area in December 2018, compared with December 2017, civil engineering rose by 5.2%, while building construction fell by 0.6%.
In the EU28, civil engineering rose by 5.1%, while building construction fell by 0.9%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (+17.5%), Poland (+11.4%), Slovakia (+11.1%) and Spain (+10.9%), and the largest decreases in Romania (-7.7%), Germany (-4.1%) and the United Kingdom (-3.0%).