Finland: Building permits

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

Building permits in Finland, January, 2020: The data series span the period from January 1995 to January 2020. During that time, the average value for Finland was 1386 building permits with a minumum of 309 building permits in January 2015 and a maximum of 3721 building permits in June 2006. The latest number is 449, a change of 7.42% from the previous data point of 418 building permits and a change of -5.07% from a year ago when the level was 473 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: Statistics Finland

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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