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Building permits in Portugal

, January 2007 - July 2021: The data series span the period from January 2007 to July 2021. During that time, the average value for Portugal was 2059 building permits with a minumum of 1083 building permits in August 2015 and a maximum of 4835 building permits in January 2007. The latest number is 1897, a change of -3.9% from the previous data point of 1974 building permits and a change of -16.76% from a year ago when the level was 2279 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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