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Building permits in Portugal, November, 2020: The data series span the period from January 2007 to November 2020. During that time, the average value for Portugal was 2028 building permits with a minumum of 1051 building permits in August 2015 and a maximum of 4835 building permits in January 2007. The latest number is 1867, a change of -12.68% from the previous data point of 2138 building permits and a change of 3.72% from a year ago when the level was 1800 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 Portugal

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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