In February 2014 compared to January 2014, production in the construction sector, seasonally adjusted, increased by 0.1% in the euro area (ZE18) compared UE28, according to initial estimates of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January, production in the construction sector had increased by 1.6% and 1.4%.

In February 2014 compared to February 2013, production in the construction sector grew by 6.7% in the euro area and 5.5% in the UE28.

Monthly comparisons branches of the construction industry and Member States

February 2014 compared to January 2014 in the euro area, the growth of 0.1% in production in the construction sector is due to an increase of 1.1% of the civil engineering industry, while the construction sector fell 0.4%.

In UE28, the 0.1% increase is due to an increase of 1.0% of the civil engineering industry , while construction in the construction sector fell 0.4%. The largest increases in production in the construction sector were observed in Poland (+17.4%), Hungary (+8.2%) and Spain (+3.0%), and most decreases in Slovenia (-4.9%), Italy (-3.7%) and the UK (-2.8%).

Annual comparisons of construction sector branches by Member States

In February 2014 compared to February 2013 in the euro area, growth of 6.7% in production in the construction sector is due to an increase of 6.6% of the building industry and 7.6% in civil engineering.

In UE28, the 5.5% increase is due to an increase of 5.9% of the building industry and 3.9% in civil engineering. The largest increases in production in the construction sector were registered in Slovenia (+33.1%), Hungary (+28.3%), Spain (+23.9%), Poland (+14.4%) and Germany (+14.1%), and the most decreases in Romania (-14.7%), Portugal (-11.5%) and Italy (-7.9%).