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Published: 19 February 2010

Number of building permits granted for dwellings remained on level with 2008 last year

In 2009, building permits were granted for a total of around 27,000 new dwellings, which is roughly on level with the year before. However, the number of dwellings in blocks of flats grew by nearly one-quarter from the year before. By contrast, the number of building permit granted for detached houses fell by almost one-fifth and those for terraced houses by one-quarter from twelve months back.

During last year, building permits were granted for a total of 40 million cubic metres which is 20 per cent less than during 2008. Cubic volumes went down in all building types apart from public service buildings.

In December 2009, building permits were granted for 3.6 million cubic metres, which is two per cent less than one year previously. By contrast, the number of dwellings having received a building permit almost doubled from December 2008.

Granted building permits, moving variable annual sum (1000 m3)

Granted building permits, moving variable annual sum (1000 m3)

*=Preliminary figures

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: Building permits, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Paula Salminen (09) 1734 2234, Kaj Isaksson (09) 1734 3633

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 19.02.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Building permits [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-4327. December 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.1.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/rl/2009/12/rl_2009_12_2010-02-19_tie_001_en.html