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Romania posts EU's biggest annual rise in construction output in Sept

Romania posts EU's biggest annual rise in construction output in Sept Author: MPD01605. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 21 (SeeNews) - Romania posted the sharpest year-on-year increase, by 28.9%, in construction production among EU member states for which data is available in September, the bloc’s statistical office said.

Romania had the highest increase in construction output among EU member states in the previous month as well - of 34.2%.

Bulgaria reported the third-highest annual increase after Hungary, as its construction output grew by 6.9%, Eurostat said in a statement earlier this week.

On a monthly comparison basis, Romania posted the second-highest decrease in construction output, after Sweden - by 3.4%, while Bulgaria's construction output was 1.2% higher.

Elsewhere in Southeast Europe, Slovenia's recorded the second-highest annual decrease in construction production, after Spain - by 8.1%. The country's construction output fell by 0.7% month-on-month.

Data for Greece and Croatia was not available.

On average, construction output in the EU edged up by 0.3% both on an annual and on a monthly comparison basis due to a rise in civil engineering production.