Sweden: Building permits

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 Sweden

Building permits

 Latest value 1690
 Reference Q3 2022
 Measure building permits
 Source Statistics Sweden

The data series span the period from Q1 1996 to Q3 2022. During that time, the average value for Sweden was 1913 building permits with a minumum of 543 building permits in Q3 1996 and a maximum of 3200 building permits in Q2 2021. The latest number is 1690, a change of -37.59% from the previous data point of 2708 building permits and a change of -33.1% from a year ago when the level was 2526 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: Statistics Sweden



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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