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Activity in construction sector is on the rise in West Africa

In the last quarter of 2017, the activity in the construction sector increased as compared to the same period of 2016. As compared to the previous quarter has decreased.


Activity in construction sector is on the rise in West Africa
According to the report, during the "fourth quarter of 2017, all groups of building materials contributed to the increase in production in the construction industry." (Image Credit: Piaxabay)

In the last quarter of 2017, the activity in the construction sector increased as compared to the same period of 2016. As compared to the previous quarter has decreased.

"The quarterly rate of change in the index of production in civil construction was -9.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017, down by 15.1 percentage points (pp) from the previous quarter," he adds. today the National Institute of Statistics.

According to the report, during the "fourth quarter of 2017, all groups of building materials contributed to the increase in production in the construction industry."

There was a production decline of greater relevance in the following groups of materials, on a quarterly basis: "Plumbing materials and sanitary installation" (-13.8%), "Base materials" (-11.4%), "Coating materials" (-8.0%) and "Esquadria" (-8.3%). There was a slight quarterly increase in "Electricity" (1.1%), "Other building materials" (5.7%) and "Paint materials" (0.3%).


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