The investments in new construction work went up by 5.2% to EUR 7.1 billion, whereas the investment in new equipment, including vehicles, rose by 10.8% to EUR 6.7 billion.


The other expenses increased by 12.3% last year, reaching over EUR 2.2 billion.


Over 42% of all investments made last year were directed at the commerce and service sector (up from 38% in 2014) whereas the investments in the industrial sector reduced their share from 39% in 2014 to 38% last year. The construction sector and agriculture also reduced their shares in the overall investments.


In the last quarter of 2015, the net investments amounted to EUR 6 billion, up 17.1% year-on-year. (source: