Official Statistics of Finland

Building and dwelling production

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Clearly fewer building permits were granted than one year ago
27 Nov 2018
According to Statistics Finland, the volume of building permits granted in July to September 2018 was exceptionally low, 5.8 million cubic metres. It fell by 25.4 per cent from the previous year. The number of permits granted was also lower than one year ago. The cubic volumes of all building types decreased significantly during the third quarter. The cubic volume of commercial and office buildings declined most, by 43.8 per cent. Measured in cubic volumes, 37.5 per cent fewer building permits were granted for residential buildings than one year before.

Next release:
20 Dec 2018

Description: The statistics on building and dwelling production describe the volume of construction subject to building permits and the volume of production. The statistics describe domestic building production from the viewpoint of the end product. The volume is measured in the statistics with the cubic capacity and number of dwellings of building projects. The volume index of newbuilding describes changes in the value at constant prices of newbuilding in domestic building construction from the comparison period or the base year of the index. The statistics do not extend to conversions and renovations requiring building permits.
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Keywords: building permits, building production, buildings, construction, dwelling production, dwellings, house construction, volume index of newbuilding.
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Change: Previous months' data of the statistics on building and dwelling production have been updated
23 Jan 2017
There was an error in the September to October data of the statistics on building and dwelling production that concerned the calculation of the volume index of newbuilding.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.12.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ras/index_en.html