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Published: 24 October 2008

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased in August

In August 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 3.2 million cubic metres, which is one-fifth less than one year ago. Cubic volumes went down in nearly all building types.

In January to August 2008, new building permits were granted for a total of 34 million cubic metres, which is 13 per cent less than in the corresponding period of the year before. The cubic volume of residential building permits decreased by just under one-fifth and that of commercial and office building permits by one-fourth from January-August of the year before. Cubic volumes went down also in the other building types apart from public service buildings.

Granted building permits, August and January-August 2008

  August
1,000 m3
Change, %
8/2007 -
8/2008
January-August
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-8/2007 -
1-8//2008
All buildings 3,242 -20 34,043 -13
- residential buildings 921 -11 8,685 -17
- free-time residential buildings 101 -19 983 -6
- commercial and office buildings 477 -48 6,262 -25
- public service buildings 330 323 2,297 45
- industrial and warehouse buildings 964 -29 10,410 -6
- agricultural buildings 218 -23 3,070 -28
- other buildings 231 -6 2,335 -9
Dwellings, number 2,322 -4 19,689 -16

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, August. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 24.10.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. August 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2008/08/rl_2008_08_2008-10-24_tie_001_en.html