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Published: 24 April 2009

Cubic volume of granted building permits diminished clearly in February

In February 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 2.2 million cubic metres, which is 30 per cent less than one year ago. The cubic volume of residential buildings covered by granted building permits was good one-third lower than in the previous year. The cubic volume of industrial and warehouse building permits halved from last year's February. Agricultural buildings were the only building types for which the cubic volume of granted building permits increased from one year back.

The cubic volume covered by building permits granted in the January-February period of 2009 was one-third lower than in the same period of the previous year. Cubic volumes went down in all building types apart from agricultural buildings.

Granted building permits, February and January-February 2009

  February
1,000 m3
Change, %
2/2008 -
2/2009
January-February
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-2/2008 -
1-2//2009
All buildings 2,210 -30 4,437 -34
- residential buildings 477 -35 766 -44
- free-time residential buildings 47 -52 84 -50
- commercial and office buildings 583 -9 836 -31
- public service buildings 74 -76 446 -20
- industrial and warehouse buildings 431 -54 1 262 -52
- agricultural buildings 463 64 808 77
- other buildings 134 -20 234 -22
Dwellings, number 1,226 -24 1,864 -40

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, February. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Last updated 24.4.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. February 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2009/02/rl_2009_02_2009-04-24_tie_001_en.html