The 0.1% figure was the same both in the group of the 18 countries of the Eurozone (EA18) and across all 28 countries of the wider EU (EU28), according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January, production in construction rose by 1.6% and 1.4% respectively.
In February 2014 compared with February 2013, production in construction increased by 6.7% in the Euro area and by 5.5% in the EU28.
The increase of 0.1% in production in construction in the euro area in February 2014, compared with January 2014, is due to civil engineering rising by 1.1%, while building construction fell by 0.4%.
In the EU28, the increase of 0.1% is due to civil engineering increasing by 1%, while building construction dropped by 0.4%.
The highest increases in production in construction were observed in Poland (+17.4%), Hungary (+8.2%) and Spain (+3.0%), and the largest decreases in Slovenia (-4.9%), Italy (-3.7%) and the United Kingdom (-2.8%).
The annual increase of 6.7% is due to building construction rising by 6.6% and civil engineering by 7.6%.
The highest increases in production in construction were registered in Slovenia (+33.1%), Hungary (+28.3%), Spain (+23.9%), Poland (+14.4%) and Germany (+14.1%), and the largest decreases in Romania (-14.7%), Portugal (-11.5%) and Italy (-7.9%).