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Latest publication: Building and dwelling production 2019, September

Published: 26 February 2014

Cubic volume covered by granted building permits grew by good 13 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013 from last year

According to the preliminary data of Statistics Finland's statistics on building and dwelling production, in the last quarter of 2013 building permits were granted for a total of 8.9 million cubic metres, which is 13.3 per cent more than one year ago. The cubic volume covered by building permits granted for residential buildings fell by 8.6 per cent over the same period.

Building permits granted and building starts, mil. m3, variable annual sum

Building permits granted and building starts, mil. m3, variable annual sum
In the release the data indicated with an asterisk (*) are preliminary data.

In December 2013, building permits were granted for three million cubic metres

In December 2013, building permits were granted for a total of 3.0 million cubic metres. The growth amounted to 73.4 per cent year-on-year. The granted cubic metre volume was exceptionally high compared to the data of the past three Decembers. In December 2012, building permits were granted for a total of 1.7 million cubic metres.

The cubic volume covered by permits for residential buildings grew by 80.8 per cent. The cubic volume granted for other than residential buildings went up by 71.2 per cent from one year ago.

The volume of newbuilding contracted in December by five per cent from one year back

In December 2013, the constant-price value or the volume of ongoing building production decreased by 5.5 per cent year-on-year.

In December, the volume of construction of residential buildings decreased by 9.7 per cent and that of other than residential building construction by close on one per cent from one year back.

Volume index for newbuilding 2005=100, trend

Volume index for newbuilding 2005=100, trend

Source: Building and dwelling production, Statistics Finland

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Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 26.2.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building and dwelling production [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9590. December 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ras/2013/12/ras_2013_12_2014-02-26_tie_001_en.html