Netherlands: Building permits

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

Building permits in the Netherlands, January 2012 - September 2021:

The data series span the period from January 2012 to September 2021. During that time, the average value for the Netherlands was 1254 building permits with a minumum of 687 building permits in December 2012 and a maximum of 2111 building permits in March 2021. The latest number is 1659, a change of 19.61% from the previous data point of 1387 building permits and a change of 6.07% from a year ago when the level was 1564 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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