19 June 2013 10:33 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--EU construction output levels rose by 0.9% in April this year compared with the previous month, data agency Eurostat said on Wednesday.
Construction output for the 17-member eurozone, meanwhile, was up by 2.0% month on month in April, Eurostat added.
The rise in April follows a production decline of 1.3% month on month in the EU and 1.8% in the eurozone for March.
“Among the member states for which data are available for April 2013, production in construction rose in eight and fell in seven. The highest increases were registered in Germany (+6.7%), Portugal (+5.9%) and Italy (+5.5%), and the largest decreases in Poland (-5.2%), Romania (-3.7%) and Spain (-3.1%),” Eurostat said.
Year on year, construction output in April fell by 5.9% in the EU and 6.6% in the eurozone.
“Among the member states for which data are available for April 2013, production in construction fell in twelve and rose in three. The largest decreases were registered in Poland (-25.1%), Portugal (-24.4%), Slovenia (-19.3%) and Spain (-15.3%), and the increases in Hungary (+9.8%), Bulgaria (+3.9%) and Sweden (+2.5%),” the agency added.
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