Construction output in the Euro Area jumped by 3.2 year-on-year in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. It was the sharpest rise in construction production since July 2016, as building activity expanded by 2.5 percent after rising by 0.1 percent in November and civil engineering grew by 6.5 percent following a 2.6 percent gain in the previous period. Among Member States for which data is available, increases were recorded in the Netherlands (10.4 percent) Spain (5.4 percent), France (4.4 percent) and Germany (0.4 percent). On a monthly basis, construction output edged down 0.2 percent, following a 0.9 percent increase in November. Construction Output in the Euro Area averaged -0.70 percent from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 18.30 percent in February of 2000 and a record low of -22 percent in February of 1996.
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The production index in construction measures the evolution of output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Construction Output – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Construction Output – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on February of 2017.