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German construction rises strongly

25 Jul 11 The value of orders received by Germany’s building industry in May was up 28.1% from the previous year.

The total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction, civil and underground engineering enterprises in Germany increased 13.8% in May 2011 from the same month of the previous year . While demand in building construction increased 28.1%, the increase in civil and underground engineering was only 0.5%.

The number of employees amounted to 717,000 at the end of May 2011. That was a decrease of 5,600, or -0.8%, compared with May 2010.

The figures have been compiled by the federal statistical office, Destatis.

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