In July, construction volumes in the euro area rose by 0.3% compared to June, Eurostat reported. A month earlier, construction in the euro area increased by 0.7%. Compared to July last year, growth was 2.6%. In the European Union, construction volumes in July rose by 0.4% in the monthly and by 3.9% in annual terms. The largest increase compared to the previous month showed Slovenia - 7%, Hungary - 4.6% and Slovakia - 3.8%. The decrease in construction was observed in Romania - by 9.1%, France - by 1.8%, and Poland - by 1%.