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
Longer historical series
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
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.