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EU construction up 0.8% in April 2014

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World Cement,


Eurostat has released its seasonally adjusted production in construction data for April 2014. During the month, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 0.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.6% in the EU28, compared to March 2014. In March 2014, production in construction fell by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. In April 2014, compared with April 2013, production in construction increased by 8% in the euro area and by 7.2% in the EU28.

The increase of 0.8% in production in construction in the euro area in April 2014, compared with March 2014, can be attributed to building construction rising by 1%, while civil engineering fell by 0.9%. In the EU28, the increase of 0.6% is due to building construction rising by 0.9%, while civil engineering dropped by 0.8%. The highest increases in production in construction were observed in Slovenia (+6.7%), Spain (+4.8%) and Portugal (+4.5%), and the largest decreases were seen in Poland (-5.4%), Romania (-4.7%) and Slovakia (-2%).

The increase of 8% in production in construction in the euro area in April 2014, compared with April 2013, is due to building construction rising by 9.4% and civil engineering by 2.8%. In the EU28, the increase of 7.2% is due to building construction rising by 8.6% and civil engineering by 1.7%. The highest increases in production in construction were registered in Spain (+53.4%), Slovenia (+48.8%), Hungary (+27.2%) and Poland (+13.3%), and the largest decreases were observed in Portugal (-9%), Romania (-6.8%), Slovakia (-5.1%) and Italy (-5%).


Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/19062014/eu_construction_up_0-8_in_april_2014_379/


 

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