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Published: 25 July 2008

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased clearly in May

In May 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 4.6 million cubic metres, which is a good one-fourth less than one year ago. Cubic volumes went down in all building types. Building permits were granted for a good 3,000 new dwellings, which is 13 per cent less than in May 2007.

In January to May 2008, new building permits were granted for a total of 20.5 million cubic metres, which is 13 per cent less than in the corresponding period of the year before. A good one-fifth fewer building permits were granted for residential as well as business and office construction. By contrast, the cubic volume of industrial and warehouse building permits increased by 7 per cent from last year's January to May period.

Granted building permits, May and January-May 2008

  May
1,000 m3
Change %
5/2007 -
5/2008
January-May
1,000 m3
Change %
1-5/2007 -
1-5/2008
All buildings 4,620 -27 20,536 -13
- residential buildings 1,356 -15 5,309 -18
- free-time residential buildings 135 -24 540 -5
- commercial and office buildings 686 -40 3,743 -21
- public service buildings 203 -28 1,163 -6
- industrial and warehouse buildings 1,478 -27 6,742 7
- agricultural buildings 371 -45 1,814 -34
- other buildings 390 -15 1,224 -17
Dwellings, number 3,032 -13 12,124 -17

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, May. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Kristian Taskinen, +358 9 1734 2238, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 25.7.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. May 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.9.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2008/05/rl_2008_05_2008-07-25_tie_001_en.html