Romania’s seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector was up by 8.9 percent in August 2013 compared to the same month last year, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This was the second highest annual increase in the EU after the one reported by Hungary (+14.6 percent). Significant increases were also reported in Spain (+7.0 percent) and Sweden (+5.0 percent).
Overall, production in construction decreased by 4.7 percent in the euro area and by 2.5 percent in the EU28 in August 2013 compared with August 2012. The index fell in nine member states and rose in six. The largest decreases were registered in Portugal (-12.8 percent), Italy (-10.6 percent), Bulgaria (-9.5 percent) and Poland (-8.9 percent).
In August 2013 compared with July 2013, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector rose by 0.5 percent in the euro area and by 0.4 percent in the EU28.
Production in construction rose in seven members states and fell in eight. The highest increases were reported by Portugal (+10.8 percent), Sweden (+4.8 percent), Hungary (+4.0 percent) and Italy (+3.4 percent), and the largest decreases in the Czech Republic (-3.6 percent), Slovenia (-2.8 percent), Germany (-1.9 percent) and Poland (-1.6 percent).
In July 2013, production in construction rose by 0.7 percent and 1.3 percent respectively.