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Latest publication: Building and dwelling production 2018, August

Published: 26 August 2015

Cubic volume covered by granted building permits declined further in the second quarter

According to Statistics Finland's data, in April to June 2015 building permits were granted for a total of 8.1 million cubic metres, which is 28.4 per cent lower than one year ago. At the same time, 9.8 per cent fewer building projects were started than last year and the constant-price volume of building production remained five per cent lower than one year ago. The data are based on Statistics Finland’s statistics on building and dwelling production, in which the data used will be supplemented over coming months and the data now released may still become revised.

Granted permits and started buildings, mil. m3, moving annual total

Granted permits and started buildings, mil. m3, moving annual total

Building permits granted for residential buildings decreased from last year

In April to June, building permits were granted for a total of 7,700 apartments, which is 14.5 per cent fewer than one year ago. Measured by volume, 24.6 per cent fewer building permits were granted for residential buildings than one year ago, but residential building starts remained at previous year's level. At the same time, the volume of ongoing building production decreased by 6.9 per cent from one year back.

Volume index of newbuilding 2010=100, trend

Volume index of newbuilding 2010=100, trend

Data of the statistics on building and dwelling production

The published data 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: Mira Kuussaari 029 551 3538, Merja Järvinen 029 551 2458, Heli Suonio 029 551 2481, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 26.8.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. June 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.11.2018].
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