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Published: 19 December 2008

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased in October

In October 2008, building permits were granted for a total of 3.3 million cubic metres, which is one-quarter 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 commercial and office building permits halved from last year's October.

In January to October 2008, new building permits were granted for a total of 42.4 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 24,000 new dwellings, which is 17 per cent less than in January to October 2007.

Granted building permits, October and January-October 2008

  October
1,000 m3
Change, %
10/2007 -
10/2008
January-October
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-10/2007 -
1-10//2008
All buildings 3,276 -24 42,449 -14
- residential buildings 652 -39 10,443 -19
- free-time residential buildings 103 -21 1,257 -7
- commercial and office buildings 498 -53 8,236 -25
- public service buildings 177 14 2,857 30
- industrial and warehouse buildings 1,335 10 12,900 -8
- agricultural buildings 289 37 3,822 -22
- other buildings 223 -52 2,934 -13
Dwellings, number 1,510 -39 23,768 -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, October. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 19.12.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. October 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.6.2021].
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