Building permits in Belgium, September, 2020
The data series span the period from January 1990 to September 2020.
During that time, the average value for Belgium was
4157 building permits with a minumum of 1792 building permits
in January 1998 and a maximum of 9266 building permits in April 2014.
The latest number is 4196, a change of -6.49% from the previous data point of
4487 building permits and a change of -28.09% from a year ago when the level was
5835 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
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Measure: building permits
Source: National Bank of Belgium
Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.