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Romania, the third annual increase of construction works in the EU in June

Romania, the third annual increase of construction works in the EU in June

Among EU Member States, Romania was one of the countries which recorded increases in production in construction this June (+4.6 percent) compared to June 2015, ranking the 3rd, after Sweden (+16.3 percent) and Spain (+6.9 percent).

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, Romania was followed by Netherlands (+2.8 percent), while the largest decreases were observed in Hungary (-16.2 percent), Slovenia (-16.0 percent) and Poland (-14.7 percent).

In a monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (+7.6 percent), Slovenia (+2.3 percent) and Slovakia (+1.7 percent), and the largest decreases in the Czech Republic (-3.9 percent), Poland (-3.7 percent) and Bulgaria (-1.6 percent).

In June 2016 compared with May 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector remained stable in the euro area (EA19) and fell by 0.3 percent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat. In May 2016, production in construction was stable in the euro area and fell by 0.4 percent in the EU28.

In June 2016 compared with June 2015, production in construction grew by 0.6 percent in the euro area and fell by 0.6 percent in the EU28.

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