Construction outlays in the 17-member eurozone rose 0.8 percent in the month compared with October. In the 27-member European Union, outlays for construction projects rose 0.4 percent month to month, Eurostat said.
From a year earlier, construction outlays rose 0.2 percent in the eurozone and 0.7 percent in the EU.
In a state-by-state comparison, Eurostat said construction spending rose highest in Slovenia, up 23.1 percent, Hungary, up 7.4 percent, and Germany, up 4.5 percent.
Construction spending fell sharpest in Spain and Slovakia, both down 0.7 percent, followed by Bulgaria, down 0.3 percent.
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