The shrinking in the euro area is due to building construction falling by 1.1 percent, while civil engineering rose by 0.4 percent.
In the EU, the monthly decrease is due to building construction falling by 0.7 percent, while civil engineering rose by 1.8 percent.
On a year-on-year basis, production in construction rose by 1.8 percent in the euro area, while it fell by 0.2 percent in the EU.
Among EU member states, the highest monthly decreases in production in construction were observed in Italy, Slovakia and Portugal, and the highest increases in Slovenia, Poland and Sweden. Enditem