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Production in Construction Up in Both the Euro Area and the EU

In January of this year, compared with December 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 3,9 percent in both the euro area and the EU, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2021, production in construction fell by 1,5 percent in the euro area and by 1,2 percent in the EU.

In January, compared with January 2021, production in construction increased by 4,1 percent in the euro area and by 4,8 percent in the EU.

 Monthly comparison by construction sector and by Member State In the euro area in January, compared with December 2021, building construction increased by 4,2 percent and civil engineering by 1,4 percent. In the EU, building construction increased by 3,9 percent and civil engineering by 1,5 percent.

 Among Member States for which data are available, the highest monthly increases in production in construction were recorded in Poland (+19,0 percent), Germany (+10,1 percent) and Romania (+8,3 percent). The largest decreases were observed in Hungary (-6,3 percent), Belgium and the Netherlands (both -1,3 percent) and Italy (-0,9 percent).

 Annual comparison by construction sector and by Member State In the euro area in January 2022, compared with January 2021, civil engineering increased by 6,6 percent and building construction by 3,5 percent. In the EU civil engineering increased by 6,1 percent and building construction by 4,3 percent.

 Among Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in production in construction were observed in Poland (+18,4 percent), Italy and Romania (both +13,2 percent) and Germany (+12,3 percent). The largest decreases were recorded in Belgium (-14,4 percent), Slovakia (-3,6 percent %) and France (-2,6 percent).