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Eurozone construction growth remained subdued during November, as a renewed drop in Italian activity almost offset growth in Germany while French construction activity was broadly unchanged.
November saw the continued contraction of the euro area manufacturing economy, albeit at the slowest rate for three months.
The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of the construction & engineering sector shows a ligth decline in November 2019. Further information: Markit Eurozone Sector PMI November 2019
In October 2019 compared with September 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28.
“The faltering economy in home markets makes it attractive for the retail trade to invest in global growth markets.”
The trend from do-it-yourself to do-it-for-me is once again confirmed by the European Home Improvement Monitor.
The Machinery Directive is the core piece of EU legislation for the mechanical engineering industry: it promotes the free movement of machinery within the Internal Market, while setting out the ‘Essential Health and Safety Requirements’ to be observed when placing…
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in September 2019 was €196.2 billion, an increase of 5.2% compared with September 2018 (€186.5 bn).
The euro area annual inflation rate was 0.7% in October 2019, down from 0.8% in September.
In September 2019 compared with August 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28.