Portugal: June construction output down 0.5% in euro zone, up 0.6% in Portugal

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Brussels, Aug. 18 (Lusa) – Construction sector output in June fell 0.5% in the euro zone and 0.2% in the European Union as a whole, even as output in Portugal rose 0.6%, figures released by the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, on Friday show.

Construction output was up 3.4% from June of last year in the euro zone and 3.6% in the EU as a whole; in Portugal it was up 3.1%.

According to Eurostat, the largest month-on-month drops in output were in Germany, down 1.0%, Belgium and France, both down 0.7%. The largest increases were in Slovenia, up 12.1%, Spain and Slovakia, both up 2.2%.

Hungary enjoyed the largest year-on-year increase in output, at 27.2%, followed by Slovenia, with 21.2%. Romania and Slovakia suffered decreases, at 6.3% and 0.5% respectively.