Austria - Building Permits

Austria: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.IAUT
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 7.06 %
Data 2018 Q4 6,294
2018 Q3 6,772

Series Information

Source Statistics Austria
Release Building Permits by State
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2005
End Date 12/31/2018

Austria: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits 2018 Q4 6,294 6,772 #, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index 2018 Q4 122.18 120.37 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for New Homes 2018 Q4 115.23 112.66 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits 2018 Q4 1,785 1,888 #, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Permits 2018 Q4 20,710 18,519 #, SAAR Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2018 Q4 15,564 17,113 #, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for Existing Homes 2016 Q4 143.6 143.79 Index 2010=100, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Austria, the count of buildings and dwellings specified in permits for residential and non-residential construction. Quarterly.

The creation of buildings and homes affects the planning and preparation phase on the economy and provides information on the economic development of a country. Eurostat has calculated short-term statistics for data on building permits and approved gross floor areas. The micro-census questionnaire surveys households weekly about their residence situation and living expenses.

The data used for construction projects, buildings, and flats are registered data and come from the GWR (Building and Housing Register). Questionnaires are sent to the reporting units at the end of the reference month asking for reply by day 15 of the following month. Missing responses are requested by telephone contact followed up by two postal reminders. At the time of dissemination of first provisional results at t+55 (88% coverage); revised results are published at t+85 (90-95% coverage); final results are available in October of the following year (99.5% coverage).

The source writes:

Presently routine revisions are done at the end of a reporting year. These revisions range from the 3rd quarter of the recent reporting year back to the base year 2005. Moreover there might be reasons for non-scheduled revisions: If necessary together with a recent released quarter the previous one might be revised.