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Rise in EU construction output in December 2013

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According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 0.9% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1% in the EU28 in December 2013, compared with November 2013. In November 2013, production in construction fell by 0.2% in the EA17 and 0.8% in the EU28.

In December 2013, production in construction declined by 0.2% y/y in the EA17, but rose by 0.8% y/y in the EU28, against December 2012. Average production in construction for 2013 fell by 2.9% y/y in the EA17 and by 2.2% y/y in the EU28, compared with 2012.

Regional monthly comparison

Available data for certain Member States in December 2013 revealed that construction output increased in nine and fell in six. The highest increases in construction output were witnessed in Czech Republic (+6%), France (+4.5%) and Slovakia (+2.9%), and the largest decreases were seen in Slovenia (-17.2%), Poland (-4.1%) and Spain (-3.3%).

Building construction grew by 0.6% in the EA17 and by 0.7% in the EU28 (compared to -0.7% and -1%, respectively, in November 2013). Civil engineering rose by 3.8% in the EA17 and 3.5% in the EU28, against +1.1% and -0.7%, respectively, in November 2013.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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