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Building permits in Belgium

, January 1990 - January 2021: The data series span the period from January 1990 to January 2021. During that time, the average value for Belgium was 4166 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 4679, a change of -6.12% from the previous data point of 4984 building permits and a change of 12.86% from a year ago when the level was 4146 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: 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.
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