Construction output fell by 1.6% in the Eurozone in October but increased by 1.6% across all 27 countries of the EU (EU27).
The monthly estimates released by the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat show the UK as having the highest monthly increase, with a rise of 11.7%.
In September, production had decreased by 1.3% and 1.6% respectively. Compared with October 2011, production in October 2012 dropped by 4.1% in the Euro area and by 4.4% in the EU27.
Among the member states with data available for October 2012, production in construction fell in nine and rose in six. The largest decreases were registered in Slovenia (-21.1%), Germany (-5.3%) and Sweden (-4.7%), and the highest increases in the United Kingdom (+11.7%), Bulgaria (+2.2%) and Italy (+1.9%).
Building construction decreased by 1.3% in the Eurozone, but increased by 2.1% in the EU27, after -2.1% and -2.4% respectively in September 2012. Civil engineering dropped by 2.1% in the Euro area, but rose by 2.0% in the EU27, after +0.6% and +0.2% respectively in the previous month.