In April 2018, construction volumes in the euro area increased by 1.8% compared to March, when the index fell by 0.2%, according to Eurostat. Compared with April 2017, construction volumes also rose by 1.8%. The growth in construction in the countries of the European Union was 1.2% in April compared with March, when it was recorded a decrease of 0.8%. In annual terms, the indicator increased by 0.9%. The highest growth over a month was observed in Slovenia - by 9.8%, and Hungary - by 6.5%. A significant decrease in the indicator was noted in Spain - by 3.6%, and in Belgium - by 1.8%.