Eurostat: Romania, the most significant advance of construction works in the EU in February

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Two months ago, namely in February, the highest increases in production in construction among Member States were recorded by Romania (+5.3 percent), followed by Poland (+3.8 percent), and Hungary (+3.2 percent), according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, released on Monday. The largest decreases were observed in Germany (-3.1 percent), France and Portugal (both -2.2 percent).

In February 2015 compared with the same month of the previous year, among Member States, the highest increase in production in construction was registered in Romania (+19.5 percent), followed by Sweden (+9.4 percent), and the Czech Republic (+6.2 percent), Eurostat data also reveal. On the same time, the largest decreases were registered in Germany (-8.1 percent), France (-7.9 percent) and Portugal (-4.5 percent).

In February 2015 compared with January 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 1.8 percent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.2 percent in the EU28. In January 2015, production in construction grew by 1.6 percent and 0.6 percent respectively. In February 2015 compared with February 2014, production in construction fell by 3.7 percent in the euro area and by 2.4 percent in the EU28.

The decrease of 1.8 percent in production in construction in the euro area in February 2015, compared with January 2015, is due to building construction falling by 1.6 percent and civil engineering by 2.6 percent.

In the EU28, the decrease of 1.2 percent is due to building construction falling by 1.1 percent and civil engineering by 1.6 percent.

The decrease of 3.7 percent in production in construction in the euro area in February 2015, compared with February 2014, is due to building construction falling by 4 percent and civil engineering by 2.7 percent.

In the EU28, the decrease of 2.4 percent is due to building construction falling by 2.7 percent and civil engineering by 0.5 percent.

 

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