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Latest publication: Building and dwelling production 2018, July

Published: 26 February 2013

Cubic volume covered by granted building permits grew by 6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012 from last year

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's statistics on building and dwelling production, in October to December 2012 building permits were granted for a total of 7.8 million cubic metres, which is 6.1 per cent more than one year earlier. The cubic volume covered by permits granted for residential buildings fell by 2.6 per cent over the same period.

Building permits granted and building starts, mil. m3, variable annual sum

Building permits granted and building starts, mil. m3, variable annual sum
In the release the data indicated with an asterisk (*) are preliminary data.

Cubic volume covered by granted building permits decreased by 18.6 per cent in December

In December 2012, building permits were granted for a total of 1.7 million cubic metres, which is 18.6 per cent less than one year earlier. This is indicated by Statistics Finland’s preliminary data from statistics on building and dwelling production.

The cubic volume covered by permits granted for residential buildings decreased by 39.4 per cent in December. The cubic volume covered by permits granted for other than residential buildings fell by 9.2 per cent from one year ago.

According to preliminary data for 2012, the cubic volume covered by granted building permits went down by 13.7 per cent from preliminary data for 2011.

The volume of newbuilding went down in December by over 13 per cent from one year back

In December 2012, the constant-price value or the volume of ongoing building production decreased by 13.4 per cent year-on-year.

The volume of construction of residential buildings decreased by 6.4 per cent and that of other than residential building construction by 19.8 per cent from one year back.

Volume index for newbuilding 2005=100, trend

Volume index for newbuilding 2005=100, trend

Source: Building and dwelling production, Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 26.2.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. December 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.10.2018].
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