Germany: Building permits

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Building permits

 Latest value 14038
 Reference September 2022
 Measure building permits
 Source Federal Statistical Office of Germany

The data series span the period from January 2003 to September 2022. During that time, the average value for Germany was 14747 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 14038, a change of -3.57% from the previous data point of 14558 building permits and a change of -11.25% from a year ago when the level was 15817 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: 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.
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