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Construction sector going strong

Ljubljana, 14 August (STA) - The value of construction works in Slovenia rose by 14.4% in the first six months of 2019 year-on-year, shows data released on Wednesday by the Statistics Office. Following a rise in May, the value of construction works decreased by 6.7% in June over the previous month.

In the first half of the year the value of works on buildings rose by 11.9%, whereas the value of works on engineering objects was up by 15.1% compared to the same period in 2018.

Compared to May, the value of works on buildings was down by 8.8% in June and of works on engineering objects by 6.4%.

The year-to-year comparison for June on the other hand shows a 5.4% overall increase for the industry. Standing out is a 9% increase for non-residential buildings, whereas the value of works on residential buildings decreased by 2.1% in June year-on-year.

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