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Published: 24 July 2009

Cubic volume of granted building permits decreased in May

In May 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 3.8 million cubic metres, which is close on one-fifth less than one year ago. The cubic volume of residential building permits fell by a good one-third from one year ago. The cubic volume of building permits granted to industrial and warehouse building permits as well as office buildings was also clearly smaller than in the year before. By contrast the cubic volume of building permits granted to commercial and agricultural buildings grew considerably from last year's May.

In January-May 2009, building permits were granted for a total of 15.5 million cubic metres, which is one-fourth less than one year before. Building permits were granted to a good 8,200 new dwellings, which is one-third less than in January-May of the year before.

 

Granted building permits, May and January-May 2009

  May
1,000 m3
Change, %
5/2008 -
5/2009
January-May
1,000 m3
Change, %
1-5/2008 -
1-5//2009
All buildings 3,832 -17 15,528 -24
- residential buildings 846 -38 3,284 -38
- free-time residential buildings 102 -25 365 -32
- commercial and office buildings 1,212 77 3,801 2
- public service buildings 240 18 1,193 3
- industrial and warehouse buildings 590 -60 3,133 -54
- agricultural buildings 567 53 2,808 55
- other buildings 277 -29 944 -23
Dwellings, number 2,190 -28 8,240 -32

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, May. Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala


Last updated 24.7.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. May 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2009/05/rl_2009_05_2009-07-24_tie_001_en.html