MADRID (ICIS)--Activity in the chemicals-intensive EU and eurozone construction industry accelerated in February on the back of strong activity in public works, the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat said on Tuesday.
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The rises came mostly on the back of healthy activity in the civil engineering sector, comprising public works.
In the 28-country EU, civil engineering activity rose by 12.8% during February, year on year, while building construction – residential and commercial – rose by 3.2%.
In the 19-country eurozone, civil engineering jumped 11.9% in February, year on year; building construction rose by 3.3%.
Production in construction; Feb 2010 to
Base year (100) = 2015. Blue, EU. Red, eurozone