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Building permits in the Netherlands

, January 2012 - December 2020: The data series span the period from January 2012 to December 2020. During that time, the average value for the Netherlands was 1215 building permits with a minumum of 687 building permits in December 2012 and a maximum of 1750 building permits in July 2017. The latest number is 1737, a change of 18.89% from the previous data point of 1461 building permits and a change of 19.55% from a year ago when the level was 1453 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 Netherlands

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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