Construction sector: production down in Euro area
First quarter 2006 compared to fourth quarter 2005
Luxembourg, Luxemburg – In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production1 fell by 1.3% in the euro area2 and by 0.8% in the EU25
in the first quarter of 2006, compared to the previous quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2005, production decreased
by 0.2% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU25.
Compared to the first quarter of 2005, output in the first quarter of 2006 rose by 0.4% in both the euro area and
EU25, after increases of 0.6% and 1.1% respectively in the fourth quarter of 2005.
These first estimates are released by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.