Official Statistics of Finland

Building and dwelling production

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Cubic volume covered by granted building permits decreased in September to November year-on-year
23 Jan 2018
According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted for a total of 9.4 million cubic metres in September to November 2017. The cubic volume of building permits granted was 8.4 per cent lower than in the corresponding period one year previously. The over 12 per cent growth in residential building construction was not enough to turn total construction into growth. Measured by volume, building permits for commercial and office buildings and public service buildings were clearly below the level of one year earlier, which had a considerable effect on total construction.

Next release:
27 Feb 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.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.2.2018].
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