The figures are first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. . In terms of the annual comparison, production in construction fell by 2.3% in the Euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28 compared to June 2013.
The decrease of 0.7% in production in construction in the Eurozone is due to building construction falling by 0.9% and civil engineering by 0.5%. In the EU28,the decrease of 0.3% is due to building construction falling by 0.5% and civil engineering by 0.2%. The largest decreases in production in construction were observed in Hungary (-7.5%), Spain(-2.9%), Romania (-2.6%) and Slovakia(-2.3%), and the highest increases in Poland(+2.7%), Germany (+1.2%), the Czech Republicand the United Kingdom(both +1.1%).
For the annual comparison, the decrease of 2.3% in the 18 countries of the Eurozone is due to building construction falling by 2.0% and civil engineering by 3.4%. In the EU28, the decrease of 0.5% down to building construction falling by 0.2% and civil engineering by 2.7%. The largest were registered in Romania(-13.1%), Portugal(-10.3%), Slovakia (-5.0%) and the Netherlands (-3.5%), and the highest increases inSlovenia (+28.7%), Hungary (+9.8%), Poland(+8.0%) and Spain(+6.8%).