Building permits in South Africa, January 1993 - September 2021:
The data series span the period from January 1993 to September 2021.
During that time, the average value for South Africa was
5724 building permits with a minumum of 884 building permits
in May 2020 and a maximum of 12976 building permits in October 2002.
The latest number is 4407, a change of 0.23% from the previous data point of
4397 building permits and a change of 29.24% from a year ago when the level was
3410 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 South Africa
Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.