Singapore: Building permits

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Singapore

Building permits

 Latest value 2047
 Reference Q2 2022
 Measure building permits
 Source Department of Statistics Singapore

The data series span the period from Q2 1993 to Q2 2022. During that time, the average value for Singapore was 9786 building permits with a minumum of 1370 building permits in Q3 2021 and a maximum of 21147 building permits in Q3 2008. The latest number is 2047, a change of 28.34% from the previous data point of 1595 building permits and a change of -33.04% from a year ago when the level was 3057 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: Department of Statistics Singapore



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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