Building permits in Germany, January 2003 - March 2021
The data series span the period from January 2003 to March 2021.
During that time, the average value for Germany was
14658 building permits with a minumum of 8305 building permits
in January 2010 and a maximum of 27942 building permits in January 2003.
The latest number is 22509, a change of 41% from the previous data point of
15964 building permits and a change of 50.77% from a year ago when the level was
14929 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
Longer historical series
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Measure: building permits
Source: Federal Statistical Office of Germany
Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.