Romania reported the biggest fall of production in construction in EU in July

Razvan Zamfir 19/09/2018 | 12:21

Romania registered the largest decrease of production in construction in EU in July 2018, versus June 2018 and July 2017, according cu Eurostat data. Romania lost 9.1 percent compared with June this year and 17.4 percent against July an year ago.

In the EU28, the production in construction increased of 0.4 percent compared with June due to building construction rising by 1.7 percent, while civil engineering fell by 3.9 -percent.

Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Slovenia (7 percent), Hungary (4.6 percent) and Slovakia (3.8 percent), while the largest decreases were observed in Romania (-9.1 percent), France (-1.8 percent) and Poland (-1 percent).

The annual comparison by construction sector shows an increase of 3.9 percent in EU due to building construction rising by 4.3 percent and civil engineering by 2.1 percent.

Among Member States, the highest increases in production in construction were recorded in Hungary (38 percent), Slovenia (26.3 percent) and Poland (16.6 percent), and decreases were observed in Romania (-17.4 percent) and Spain (-4.1 percent).

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