In December 2009 compared to the previous month construction output increased in just two member countries and dropped in 11 member states. Largest advances were recorded only by Romania (±6.9 percent) and Spain (±6.2 percent) and the largest decreases by Slovakia (-11.3 percent), Slovenia (-8.1 percent) and Bulgaria (-7.9 percent).
Annualized construction output showed a decline of 3.3 percent in the European Union and a drop of 3.1 percent in the euro zone. According to available data, construction output declined in ten member states and increased in just three member states.
In this case, the largest annual decreases were recorded by Bulgaria (-33.3 percent), Slovakia (-19.7 percent), Slovenia (-18.8 percent), The Netherlands (-13.8 percent), France (-10.5 percent), Sweden (-9.0 percent), Portugal (-7.58 percent) and Romania (- 7.1 percent) and the largest increases were recorded by Spain (±7.5 percent), Poland (±2.5 percent) and the Czech Republic (±2.3 percent).
According to Romania’s National Statistics Institute data, in December 2009, construction output – gross value increased by 13.1 percent from November 2009, as highlighted by all structure elements.