In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production fell by 0.7% in the
Eurozone (EA17), but rose by 0.7% in the EU27 in February 2011, compared with the previous
month. In January,
production increased by 3.6% and 1.0% respectively.
Compared with February 2010, output in February 2011 rose by
3.5% in the Eurozone and by 2.9% in the
EU27. These first estimates are released by Eurostat, the
statistics office of the European Union.
Monthly comparison: Among the member countries for
which data are available for February 2011, construction output rose in eight
and fell in five. The highest increases were registered in the
United Kingdom (+8.2%), Portugal
(+4.3%) and Germany (+3.4%), and the largest
decreases in Slovenia (-7.9%) and
Building construction decreased by 0.9% in the
Eurozone, but increased by 0.6% in the EU27,
after +1.5% and +2.4% respectively in January. Civil engineering rose by 0.2% in
the Eurozone and by 1.2% in the EU27, after +16.3% and +12.9% respectively in the previous month.
There was no data for Ireland.
Annual comparison: Among the member countries for
which data are available for February 2011, construction output rose in six and
fell in eight. The highest increases were registered in Germany (+56.3%), Poland (+21.3%) and
the Netherlands (+15.4%), and the largest decreases
in Spain (-31.3%), Slovenia
(-20.0%) and Bulgaria (-13.6%).
Building construction increased by 3.6% in the
Eurozone and by 3.4% in the EU27, after -2.6% and
+0.8% respectively in January. Civil engineering rose by 0.4% in the
Eurozone, but dropped by 1.1% in the
EU27, after -12.8% and -9.9% respectively in the
Annual data for Q4 2010 showed that output was down 23.3%.
The Eurozone (EA17) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece,
Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria,
Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech
Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE),
Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France (FR), Italy (IT), Cyprus (CY), Latvia (LV),
Lithuania (LT), Luxembourg (LU), Hungary (HU), Malta (MT), the Netherlands
(NL), Austria (AT), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Slovenia (SI),
Slovakia (SK), Finland (FI), Sweden (SE) and the United Kingdom (UK).