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Published: 21 November 2008

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased in September

In September 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 3.8 million cubic metres, which is 8 per cent less than one year ago. The cubic volume of industrial and warehouse buildings almost halved from the previous year. By contrast, the cubic volume covered by permits granted for commercial and office buildings grew by good one-third from last year's September. Much of this growth came from one large commercial building project in the Region of Pirkanmaa.

In January to September 2008, new building permits were granted for a total of 38 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 22,000 new dwellings, which is 15 per cent less than in January to September 2007.

Granted building permits, September and January-September 2008

  September
1,000 m3
Change, %
9/2007 -
9/2008
January-September
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-9/2007 -
1-9//2008
All buildings 3,824 -8 38,320 -14
- residential buildings 841 -4 9,611 -17
- free-time residential buildings 130 5 1,131 -5
- commercial and office buildings 1,192 37 7,483 -23
- public service buildings 321 -22 2,626 30
- industrial and warehouse buildings 757 -45 11,336 -10
- agricultural buildings 314 36 3,483 -25
- other buildings 269 7 2,650 -7
Dwellings, number 2,002 3 21,851 -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, September. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 21.11.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. September 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 7.7.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2008/09/rl_2008_09_2008-11-21_tie_001_en.html