18 January 2012 10:51 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Eurozone construction output increased by 0.8% in November 2011 compared with the previous month, while production in the EU rose by 0.4%, statistics office Eurostat said on Wednesday.
Among the member states for which data are available, month-on-month construction output rose in eleven and fell in Spain and Slovakia (both -0.7%) and Bulgaria (-0.3%).
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On a year-on-year basis, output in November 2011 increased by 0.2% in the eurozone and by 0.7% in the EU27.
Among the Member States for which data are available, year-on-year November construction output rose in six and fell in eight, Eurostat said.
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In October, total construction output had fallen by -1.4% in the eurozone and by -0.7% in the EU.
The construction sector is one of the chemical industry’s key downstream markets and uses a wide variety of products, including plastics and adhesives.
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