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Building permits in Chile

, January 1991 - April 2021: The data series span the period from January 1991 to April 2021. During that time, the average value for Chile was 10940 building permits with a minumum of 4352 building permits in April 2000 and a maximum of 34287 building permits in December 2015. The latest number is 11779, a change of 1.17% from the previous data point of 11643 building permits and a change of 76.91% from a year ago when the level was 6658 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 Institute of Statistics of Chile

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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