Published: 19 December 2008
In October 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 3.3 million cubic metres, which is one-quarter less than one year ago. The cubic volume covered by residential building permits decreased by good one-third from twelve months back. The cubic volume of commercial and office building permits halved from last year's October.
In January to October 2008, new building permits were granted for a total of 42.4 million cubic metres, which is 14 per cent less than in the corresponding period of the year before. Cubic volumes went down in all building types apart from public service buildings. Building permits were granted for nearly 24,000 new dwellings, which is 17 per cent less than in January to October 2007.
Granted building permits, October and January-October 2008
|- residential buildings||652||-39||10,443||-19|
|- free-time residential buildings||103||-21||1,257||-7|
|- commercial and office buildings||498||-53||8,236||-25|
|- public service buildings||177||14||2,857||30|
|- industrial and warehouse buildings||1,335||10||12,900||-8|
|- agricultural buildings||289||37||3,822||-22|
|- other buildings||223||-52||2,934||-13|
These data derive from the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's statistics on building permits, which are based on notifications submitted by municipal building supervision authorities about building projects subject to building permits.
Source: Granted building permits, 2008, October. Statistics Finland
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Last updated 19.12.2008