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Published: 22 May 2009

Cubic volume of granted building permits fell by a quarter in early 2009

In January to March 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 7.5 million cubic metres, which is 25 per cent 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 permits for industrial and warehouse buildings almost halved from one year ago. By contrast, the cubic volume covered by permits for agricultural buildings grew clearly from last year's January to March period.

In March 2009, building permits were granted for a total of around three million cubic metres, which is 7 per cent less than one year previously.

Granted building permits, March and January-March 2009

  March
1,000 m3
Change, %
3/2008 -
3/2009
January-March
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-3/2008 -
1-3//2009
All buildings 2,969 -7 7,478 -25
- residential buildings 617 -31 1,406 -39
- free-time residential buildings 78 -10 164 -37
- commercial and office buildings 750 8 1,597 -18
- public service buildings 204 82 688 3
- industrial and warehouse buildings 733 -19 2,005 -44
- agricultural buildings 437 30 1,257 55
- other buildings 151 -7 361 -23
Dwellings, number 1,449 -32 3,372 -37

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, March. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Last updated 22.5.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. March 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2009/03/rl_2009_03_2009-05-22_tie_001_en.html