Germany: Building permits

(measure: building permits, source: Federal Statistical Office of Germany)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Building permits in Germany, January 2003 - October 2021:

The data series span the period from January 2003 to October 2021. During that time, the average value for Germany was 14716 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 15338, a change of -3.03% from the previous data point of 15817 building permits and a change of -7.74% from a year ago when the level was 16625 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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