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Published: 26 June 2009

Cubic volume of granted building permits fell by a quarter in April

In April 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 3.8 million cubic metres, which is roughly one-fourth less than one year ago. The cubic volume of granted residential building permits decreased a good one-third from one year previously. Likewise, the number of building permits granted for industrial and warehouse buildings was well down from the year before. Agricultural buildings and public service buildings were the only categories for which the cubic volumes of granted building permits increased from one year back.

In January-April 2009, building permits were granted for a total of around 11.4 million cubic metres, which is more than one-fourth less than one year before. Cubic volumes went down in all building types apart from agricultural buildings.

Granted building permits, April and January-April 2009

  April
1,000 m3
Change, %
4/2008 -
4/2009
January-April
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-4/2008 -
1-4//2009
All buildings 3,786 -27 11,374 -28
- residential buildings 874 -39 2,323 -40
- free-time residential buildings 89 -31 258 -35
- commercial and office buildings 916 -11 2,528 -17
- public service buildings 205 11 894 -6
- industrial and warehouse buildings 532 -65 2,549 -51
- agricultural buildings 943 75 2,219 57
- other buildings 229 -28 603 -26
Dwellings, number 2,289 -31 5,780 -35

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, 2009, April. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Kaj Isaksson, +358 9 1734 3633, rakennus.suhdanne@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 26.6.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. April 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2009/04/rl_2009_04_2009-06-26_tie_001_en.html