Published: 22 May 2009
In January to March 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 7.5 million cubic metres, which is 25 per cent 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 permits for industrial and warehouse buildings almost halved from one year ago. By contrast, the cubic volume covered by permits for agricultural buildings grew clearly from last year's January to March period.
In March 2009, building permits were granted for a total of around three million cubic metres, which is 7 per cent less than one year previously.
Granted building permits, March and January-March 2009
|- residential buildings||617||-31||1,406||-39|
|- free-time residential buildings||78||-10||164||-37|
|- commercial and office buildings||750||8||1,597||-18|
|- public service buildings||204||82||688||3|
|- industrial and warehouse buildings||733||-19||2,005||-44|
|- agricultural buildings||437||30||1,257||55|
|- other buildings||151||-7||361||-23|
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, 2009, March. Statistics Finland
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Last updated 22.5.2009