Construction output in the Euro Area tumbled 28.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 17.5 percent fall in the previous month. This was the steepest downturn in construction activity since the start of the series in 1996. Building activity declined 29.3 percent, after dropping 17.3 percent in March; and civil engineering works slumped 24.5 percent, following an 18 percent fall in the previous month. Among Eurozone's largest economies, construction output fell in France (-60.6 percent) and Spain (-32.6 percent), but increased in Germany (0.9 percent).

Construction Output in the Euro Area averaged -0.38 percent from 1996 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 18.30 percent in February of 2000 and a record low of -28.40 percent in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Eurostat

Construction Output in Euro Area is expected to be -6.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Output in Euro Area to stand at 16.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Construction Output is projected to trend around 5.10 percent in 2021 and 2.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Construction Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-28.40 -17.50 18.30 -28.40 1996 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-19 10:00 AM Jan 6% -2.3% 1.3% -2.8%
2020-04-17 09:00 AM Feb -0.9% 6.9% 1.1%
2020-05-19 09:00 AM Mar -15.4% 0.2% -17%
2020-06-17 09:00 AM Apr -28.4% -17.5% -34.2%
2020-07-17 09:00 AM May -28.4% -23%
2020-08-17 09:00 AM Jun -17%
2020-09-17 09:00 AM Jul
2020-10-19 09:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Eurozone Construction Output Drops at Record Pace
Construction output in the Euro Area tumbled 28.4 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 17.5 percent fall in the previous month. This was the steepest downturn in construction activity since the start of the series in 1996. Building activity declined 29.3 percent, after dropping 17.3 percent in March; and civil engineering works slumped 24.5 percent, following an 18 percent fall in the previous month. Among Eurozone's largest economies, construction output fell in France (-60.6 percent) and Spain (-32.6 percent), but increased in Germany (0.9 percent).
2020-06-17
Eurozone Construction Output Falls the Most since 2012
Construction output in the Euro Area plunged 15.4 percent year-on-year in March of 2020, following a revised 0.2 percent increase in the previous month. This was the steepest downturn in construction activity since February of 2012 when it shrank 15.7 percent. Building activity declined 15.2 percent, after dropping 0.1 percent in February; and civil engineering works slumped 17.2 percent, following a 2 percent rise in the previous month. Among Eurozone's largest economies, construction output fell in France (-41.2 percent), Italy (-35.4 percent) and Spain (-15.5 percent), but increased in Germany (5.1 percent).
2020-05-19
Eurozone Construction Output Falls in February
Construction output in the Euro Area dropped 0.9 percent year-on-year in February 2020, following an upwardly revised 6.9 percent gain in the previous month. Building activity declined 1.9 percent, after rising 5.4 percent in January; and civil engineering works rose 4 percent, easing from a 13.3 percent gain. Among Eurozone's largest economies, construction output fell in Spain (-7.2 percent), but increased in Germany (4.6 percent).
2020-04-17
Eurozone Construction Output Growth Nears 1-Year High
Construction output in the Euro Area surged 6 percent year-on-year in January of 2020, following a downwardly revised 2.3 percent decline in the previous month. It is the biggest annual increase in construction activity since February of 2019, due to a 12 percent jump in civil engineering (vs 1.8 percent in December) and a 4.9 percent rebound in building activity (vs -3.4 percent in December). Among Eurozone's largest economies, construction output rose in Germany (12 percent) and France (2.7 percent), but it fell in Spain (-4.4 percent).
2020-03-19

Euro Area Construction Output
The production index in construction measures the evolution of output within the construction sector, including building construction and civil engineering.