Building permits in South Africa, January 1993 - December 2020
The data series span the period from January 1993 to December 2020.
During that time, the average value for South Africa was
5763 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 3406, a change of -21.41% from the previous data point of
4334 building permits and a change of 23.18% from a year ago when the level was
2765 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
* 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.