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Romania is among the EU countries with the largest decreases in construction works, in May

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In May 2021 compared with April 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.9% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2021, production in construction fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU. In May 2021 compared with May 2020, production in construction increased by 13.6% in the euro area and by 11.6% in the EU.

 

Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State

 

In the euro area in May 2021, compared with April 2021, building construction increased by 1.2% while civil engineering decreased by 0.3%. In the EU, building construction increased by 0.9% while civil engineering decreased by 0.1%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest monthly increases in production in construction were recorded in France (+5.4%), Poland (+3.8%) and Czechia (+3.0%). The largest decreases were observed in Slovenia (-7.5%), Romania (-5.8%) and Bulgaria (-2.4%).

 

Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State

 

In the euro area in May 2021, compared with May 2020, building construction increased by 15.0% and civil engineering by 7.2%. In the EU building construction increased by 12.8% and civil engineering by 6.0%. Among Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in production in construction were observed in France (+23.9%), Austria (+21.0%) and Hungary (+18.7%). Decreases were recorded in Sweden (-5.2%) and Slovenia (-2.6%).

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