Official Statistics of Finland

Building and dwelling production

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Cubic volume covered by granted building permits decreased also in the last quarter of the year
26 Feb 2019
According to Statistics Finland, building permits were granted for a total of 8.1 million cubic metres in the last quarter of 2018. The figure fell by 16.5 per cent from the previous year. Examined by building type, the cubic volume covered by permits granted for commercial and office buildings decreased most, by 47.7 per cent. The cubic volume covered by permits for residential building construction and industrial and warehouse building also decreased considerably from one year ago. Over the whole year 2018, building permits were granted for a total of 38.3 million cubic metres, which was 9.0 per cent lower than in 2017.

Next release:
26 Mar 2019

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: 25.3.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ras/index_en.html