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Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, has released its figures for the European construction sector, showing production activity rose by 0.7% in November 2019, compared with the previous month.

Building construction in the euro area increased by 1.1%, while civil engineering rose by 0.3%.

The overall rise in November also compared favourably with November 2018, with activity up 1.4%.

Eurostat draws its comparison figures from those member states that have available data. Of those, the largest monthly increases in building construction were seen in Poland (+3.1%), Germany (+2.6%) and France (+2.5%).

The largest decreases were seen in Hungary (-4.5%) and Slovakia (-3.8%).

Eurostat reported the highest annual increase in Romania (+24.0%). The largest decrease was seen in Spain (-3.0%).

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