September 2020 compared with August 2020 Production in construction down by 2.9% in Euro Area and by 2.5 % in EU downby 2.5 % and 2.7 % compared with September 2019

September 2020 compared with August 2020. Production in construction down by 2.9 % in Euro Area and by 2.5 % in EU down by 2.5 % and 2.7 % compared with September 2019.

In  September  2020  compared  with  August, 2020,  seasonally  adjusted  production  in  the  construction  sector decreased  by  2.9 %  in  the euro  areaand  by  2.5 %  in  the EU,  according  to  first  estimates  from Eurostat,  the statistical  office  of  the  European  Union.  In  August 2020, production  in  construction  increased  by  3.9 %  in  the euro areaand by 3.5 %in the EU.In  September  2020  compared  with  September2019,  production  in construction  decreasedby  2.5 %  in  the Euro Area andby 2.7 % in the EU.

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

In  the  Euro  Area in September 2020,  compared  with August2020,building  construction decreased  by  3.2 %  and civil engineering by 0.4 %.In the EU,building construction decreased by 2.7 % and civil engineering by 0.8 %. Among  Member  States  for  which  data  are  available,  the largest decreases in  production  in  construction were recorded in France(-8.4 %),Italy(-8.1 %) and Slovakia(-3.0 %). The highest increases were observed in Slovenia(+2.6%), Romania (+1.7%),Bulgaria and Germany (both +1.5 %). Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State.

In  the Euro  Area in September 2020, compared  with September2019, building  construction  decreased  by  3.0 % whilecivil engineering increasedby 0.2 %.In the EU building construction decreased by 2.9 % and civil engineering by 1.4 %.Among  Member  States  for  which  data  are  available, the largest decreases  in  production in construction were observed in Slovakia(-22.8 %),Hungary(-14.7 %) and Poland(-11.8 %). The highest increases were recorded inRomania(+17.3 %), Slovenia (+7.9 %) and Italy(+5.1 %).

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