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
* 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.