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Published: 22 August 2008

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased in June

In June 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 5.4 million cubic metres, which is 12 per cent less than one year ago. Cubic volumes went down in all building types, public service buildings excluded.

In January to June 2008, building permits were granted for a good 15,000 new dwellings, which is 15 per cent less than in the corresponding period one year previously. New building permits were granted for a total of 26.4 million cubic metres, which is 12 per cent less than in the year before. The cubic volume of commercial and office buildings decreased by over one-fifth and that of agricultural buildings by nearly one-third from the January to June period of 2007.

Granted building permits, June and January-June 2008

  June
1,000 m3
Change %
6/2007 -
6/2008
January-June
1,000 m3
Change %
1-6/2007 -
1-6/2008
All buildings 5,381 -12 26,388 -12
- residential buildings 1,299 -8 6,693 -16
- free-time residential buildings 146 -10 699 -6
- commercial and office buildings 1,031 -28 4,830 -22
- public service buildings 415 280 1,651 23
- industrial and warehouse buildings 1,525 -15 8,393 2
- agricultural buildings 578 -29 2,464 -31
- other buildings 387 -6 1,658 -14
Dwellings, number 2,864 -4 15,102 -15

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, June. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Paula Salminen, +358 9 1734 2234, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 22.8.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. June 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2008/06/rl_2008_06_2008-08-22_tie_001_en.html