Production in construction down by 14.6% in euro area and 11.7% in EU

In April 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States continued to have a significant impact on production in construction, as the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 14.6% in the euro area and by 11.7% in the EU, compared with March 2020, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2020, production in construction fell by 15.7% in the euro area and by 13.6% in the EU. Overall, production in construction in the euro area and EU has fallen to the lowest level recorded since the start of the series in 1995.

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