Bahamas: Building permits

(measure: building permits, source: Department of Statistics of Bahamas)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Building permits in the Bahamas, September, 2019: The data series span the period from Q1 2012 to Q3 2019. During that time, the average value for the Bahamas was 264 building permits with a minumum of 153 building permits in Q4 2016 and a maximum of 427 building permits in Q1 2012. The latest number is 242, a change of -28.82% from the previous data point of 340 building permits and a change of -16.84% from a year ago when the level was 291 building permits.

The number of building permits is considered a leading macroeconomic indicator as it typically grows a few months ahead of an economic expansion and declines a few months before an economic slowdown. See more information about that indicator on our Building permits page.
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Measure: building permits
Source: Department of Statistics of Bahamas

Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.
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