• € 1.2 trillion = The value of the construction sector in the European Union.  This represents 9.9% of Gross Domestic Product and 51.4% of gross-fixed capital formation.
  • 14.9 million =  jobs provided by the construction sector, representing 7.1% of total employment and 29.1% of industrial employment.
  • 3.1 million = Number of enterprises which make up the construction sector.  Of these 95% have less than 20 workers.


Within the construction sector 22% of all activity was in civil engineering, 31% of activity was in non-residential
building, 18% in the new house building and 29% in the rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings.