Seasonally adjusted construction sector production declined by 1.6pc in the EU in February 2021 against January but fell by 5.4pc against the same month last year, according to Eurostat. In January, construction production had risen by 1pc in the EU.
Civil engineering decreased by 3.2pc as building construction declined by 1.3pc in February 2021 against January. Civil engineering and construction fell by 9.8pc and 4.1pc, respectively, in February 2021 compared to the same year-ago month.
Annual inflation in the EU rose by 1.7pc in March 2021 and up by 0.9pc in February.