Argentina - Building Permits

Argentina: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.IARG
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 2.6 %
Data 2014 63,749
2013 62,134

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of the Argentine Republic (INDEC)
Release Building Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1997
End Date 12/31/2014

Release Information

For Argentina, construction permits. The total includes new construction and expansions, for residential and non-residential buildings. Monthly from 1991.


  • Measurement: Square meters (m2)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: 2021m1
  • Geo coverage: Country


  • Monthly, area, national - 2016m1 to 2021m12 ("_21")
  • Monthly, area, national - 1991m1 to 2018m5 ("_18")
  • Quarterly, count, subnational - 1997Q1 to 2004Q4
  • Annual, count, national - 1997 to 2014

Permit: Refers to the case or administrative process through which approval is sought for the erection of the building. Generally, each is entitled to a work permit, so this variable largely reflects the number of works that are licensed.

Municipalities considered in the survey: The list of the 188 municipalities included in the survey of Building Permits is based on these criteria:

  • Municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants according to the Census of Population and Housing 1991.
  • Provincial capitals.
  • Municipalities with fewer than 20,000 inhabitants (according to the 1991 Population Census) that are integrated into larger agglomerates.
  • Municipalities with fewer than 20,000 inhabitants (according to the Population Census 1991), of particular interest from the standpoint of building complex.

The complete list can be found in Table 1 of each file available in the Historical Series of Building Permits.

The 2016-2021 vintage had a scope of 60 municipalities.

The 2021-present vintage has a scope of 176 municipalities.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the monthly "authorized surface" metric, we back-extend using the predecessors, and construct a seasonally adjusted counterpart.