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Europäisches Werkzeugkomittee

July 2020: Production in construction up by 0.2% in euro area and down by 0.1% in EU

In July 2020, a month marked by some relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures in many Member States, the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.2% in the euro area and fell by 0.1% in the EU, compared with June 2020.

 

 

In June 2020, production in construction increased by 5.1% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU. In July 2020 compared with July 2019, production in construction decreased by 3.8% in the euro area and by 3.9% in the EU.

 

Monthly comparison – July 2020, compared with June 2020

  • In the euro area, civil engineering increased by 1.1% while building construction remained stable.
  • In the EU, building construction decreased by 0.3% while civil engineering increased by 1.2%.
  • Highest increases: Slovenia (+12.2%), France (+5.0%) and Romania (+4.3%).
  • Largest decreases: Germany (-4.3%), Poland (-3.5%) and Sweden (-1.7%).

 

Annual comparison – July 2020, compared with July 2019

  • In the euro area, building construction decreased by 4.3% while civil engineering increased by 0.4%.
  • In the EU, building construction decreased by 4.2% and civil engineering by 0.4%.
  • Largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (-21.0%), Slovakia (-15.4%) and Poland (-11.0%).
  • Increases: Romania (+12.2%) and Finland (+2.5%).

 

Further information:

Production in construction July 2020

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