Eurozone: Minor Increase in Construction Production

BusinessEconomy ♦ Published: August 20, 2013; 13:10 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production rose by 0.7% in the euro area (EA17) and by 0.8% in the EU27 in June 2013, compared with the previous month, according to first estimates released by Eurostat.

In May 2013 , production rose by 0.5% and 0.3% respectively. Compared with June 2012, production decreased by 3.0% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU27 in June 2013.

Monthly comparison Among the Member States for which data are available for June 2013, production in construction rose in four, fell in six and remained stable in Spain, France and Hungary. The increases were…