In September 2017 compared with August 2017, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector
increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it decreased by 0.4% in the EU28, according to first estimates
from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In August 2017, production in construction remained
stable in the euro area and fell by 0.2% in the EU28.
In September 2017 compared with September 2016, production in construction increased by 3.1% in the euro area
and by 2.6% in the EU28.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in production in construction were
recorded in Hungary (+23.8%), Poland (+18.1%), Slovenia (+7.0%) and Sweden (+6.8%). Decreases were
observed in Romania (-13.5%), the United Kingdom (-1.4%) and Belgium (-0.4%).
Portugal recorded a quarter on quarter growth rate of 1%.