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October 2017: Production in construction down by 0.4% in euro area

In October 2017 compared with September 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28.

In September 2017, production in construction grew by 0.1% in the euro area, while it fell by 0.2% in the EU28. In October 2017 compared with October 2016, production in construction increased by 2.0% in both zones.



Monthly comparison – production in construction October 2017, compared with September 2017

  • Decrease of 0.4% in the euro area due to building construction falling by 0.5% and civil engineering by 0.3%.
  • In the EU28, decrease of 0.7% is due to building construction falling by 0.8% and civil engineering by 0.1%.
  • Largest decreases: Sweden (-2.1%), the United Kingdom (-1.6%), Germany and Romania (both -1.3%)
  • Highest increases: Slovenia (+8.5%), Hungary (+5.9%) and Slovakia (+5.7%).


Annual comparison – production in construction in the euro area in October 2017, compared with October 2016

  • Increase of 2.0% in the euro area due to building construction rising by 2.2% and civil engineering by 1.4%
  • In the EU28, increase of 2.0% due to civil engineering rising by 2.9% and building construction by 1.8%
  • Highest increases: Hungary (+38.1%), Slovenia (+29.5%) and Poland (+18.0%)
  • Largest decreases: Romania (-14.3%) and Spain (-1.2%).


Further information:

Production in construction October 2017


Source: Eurostat,

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