According to INE data, there was growth in the construction sector in Portugal. With the ninth consecutive month of growth, having increased by 2.3% in September 2017.
There was a more pronounced projection in the civil area, increasing from 0.2% to 4.9%. The area of building construction maintained the variation of the previous month, which was 0.6%. With these data revealed, there is also an increase in jobs of 2.2% and remunerations consequently also grew by 2.2%.
Predictions for 2018
The forecasts for 2018 are still favorable, with FEPICOP anticipating a projection of 4.5% in production value. Despite the poor performance at the beginning of this year, civil engineering activities should benefit the acceleration of projects under the Portugal 2020 program.