Buildings with multiple dwellings - building permits change rate EU-28 2008-2017

This statistic shows the rate of change in numbers of building permits issued for residential buildings' construction (calculated for buildings with two or more dwellings) in the European Union from 2008 to 2017. The number of building permits started rising in 2014.

Annual percentage change in building permits for residential buildings with two or more dwellings in the European Union (28 countries) from 2008 to 2017

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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

2008 to 2017

Supplementary notes

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."

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