In July 2016 Romania recorded the fourth year-on-year increase of construction work in the European Union. Overall, in July 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 1.8 percent in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.1 percent in the EU28, data released by the Eurostat shows.
Year-on-year, in July 2016 production in construction grew by 3.1 percent in the eurozone. Among EU member states, the biggest increases were recorded in Spain (12 percent), Sweden (10 percent), France (3.3 percent) and Romania (2.0 percent). On the other hand, the biggest decrease in production in construction work was recorded in Slovakia (- 23.3 percent), Hungary (- 17.6 percent) and Poland (- 15.1 percent).
In July 2016, year-on-year, production in construction work increased by 1.1 percent in the European Union and by 1.8 percent in the eurozone. Among member states, the biggest increases were recorded in France (4.8 percent), Slovenia (2 percent), Spain (1.9 percent) and Germany (1.8 percent), and the sharpest decline was recorded in Slovakia (- 11 percent), Hungary (-3.2 percent) and Bulgaria (- 1.4 percent). Romania recorded a 0.7 percent increase in July, after a 1.3 percent decrease in June 2016.