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Building permits in Qatar, October, 2020: The data series span the period from January 2016 to October 2020. During that time, the average value for Qatar was 282 building permits with a minumum of 115 building permits in May 2020 and a maximum of 427 building permits in October 2019. The latest number is 246, a change of -8.21% from the previous data point of 268 building permits and a change of -42.39% from a year ago when the level was 427 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: Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics of Qatar

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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