Residential buildings - building permits index development EU-28 2008-2017

This statistic shows the change in index for building permits issued for residential buildings' construction (calculated for the number of dwellings) in the European Union from 2008 to 2017. The index reached 191.5 points in 2008 and since has fallen to 122.8 points in 2017.

Building permits index for residential buildings in European Union (28 countries) from 2008 to 2017

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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Index defined for residential buildings (other than residences for communities), taking into account the number of dwellings, in contrast to indexing square meters of useful floor area, also available in the linked dataset. As per source: "the objective of the number of dwelling building permit index is to show the future development of construction activity in terms of unit numbers, while the objective of the useful floor area building permit index to show the future development of construction activity in terms of useful floor area or an alternative size measure."

Index level 2015 = 100.
Unadjusted data (i.e. neither seasonally adjusted nor calendar adjusted data).

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