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Latest publication: Building and dwelling production 2017, September

Published: 23 May 2017

Cubic volume covered by granted building permits grew in the first quarter

According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted for a total of 8.2 million cubic metres in January to March 2017. The cubic volume of building permits granted was 2.0 per cent higher than in the corresponding period one year previously. The growth was biggest in building permits granted for commercial and office buildings. The cubic volume granted for residential building construction remained on level with the year before.

Granted building permits and building starts, mil. m3, moving annual total

Granted building permits and building starts, mil. m3, moving annual total

Residential building construction on level with the previous year

The cubic volume of building permits granted for residential buildings in January to March was 2.6 million, which was unchanged from one year earlier. In January to March, building permits were granted for a total of 9,228 dwellings, growing by 4.2 per cent year-on-year.

Volume of building production is growing steadily

In the first quarter, the constant-price value or the volume of ongoing building production increased by 13.0 per cent year-on-year. The volume of construction of residential buildings increased in the period by 11.1 per cent and that of other than residential building construction by 14.5 per cent. Measured by volume, at the same time, 34.2 per cent more building projects and 32.8 per cent more residential building projects were started than one year earlier.

Volume index of newbuilding 2010=100, trend

Volume index of newbuilding 2010=100, trend

Data of the statistics on building and dwelling production

The data of the statistics on building and dwelling production are based on the building permit data of the Population Register Centre. The register data are supplemented as municipal building supervisors provide data to the Population Information System and the now published data can become revised.


Source: Building and dwelling production, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jose Lahtinen 029 551 3776, Heli Suonio 029 551 2481, Merja Järvinen 029 551 2458, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 23.5.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. March 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ras/2017/03/ras_2017_03_2017-05-23_tie_001_en.html

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