Official Statistics of Finland

Building and dwelling production

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased
26 May 2020
According to Statistics Finland, in the first quarter of 2020, building permits were granted for a total of 6.9 million cubic metres, which was 23.9 per cent lower than one year ago. The cubic volume granted for residential building construction went down by 21.1 per cent and the cubic volume of other than residential building construction by 25.0 per cent. The cubic volume granted for construction of public service buildings decreased most, by 49.9 per cent. Only the cubic volume for construction of commercial and office buildings was higher than one year previously.

Next release:
23 Jun 2020

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: Statistics on building and dwelling production have been reviewed
24 Mar 2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.6.2020].
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