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Published: 20 March 2009

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased clearly in January

In January 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 2.1 million cubic metres, which is good one-third less than twelve months earlier. The cubic volume of residential buildings covered by granted building permits was less than half of that in the previous year. Likewise, the cubic volumes of building permits granted for industrial and warehouse buildings, and commercial and office buildings were well down on those in last year's January. Public service buildings and agricultural buildings were the only building types for which the cubic volumes of granted building permits increased from one year back.

Building permits granted in January 2009

1,000 m3
Change, %
1/2008 -
All buildings 2,099 -39
- residential buildings 271 -57
- free-time residential buildings 34 -51
- commercial and office buildings 210 -63
- public service buildings 324 36
- industrial and warehouse buildings 830 -50
- agricultural buildings 335 92
- other buildings 96 -27
Dwellings, number 609 -59

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, January Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Paula Salminen +358 9 1734 2234,

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

Last updated 20.3.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. January 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.1.2020].
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