Finland: Building permits

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

Building permits in Finland, January 1995 - September 2021:

The data series span the period from January 1995 to September 2021. During that time, the average value for Finland was 1358 building permits with a minumum of 309 building permits in January 2015 and a maximum of 3723 building permits in June 2006. The latest number is 898, a change of 20.7% from the previous data point of 744 building permits and a change of 1.93% from a year ago when the level was 881 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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