Chile - Residential Building Permits

Chile: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 9.38 %
Data Sep 2020 12,755
Aug 2020 11,661

Series Information

Source National Institute of Statistics (INE)
Release Construction
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1991
End Date 9/30/2020

Release Information

Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE) publishes data on consturction permits and authorizations at the national level. The number of construction permits submitted per month is reporterd for both residential and non-residential premises. Authorized construction permits measure the total authorized area (square meters) on a monthly basis.  

Categories 1, 2 and 3 of a building will be determined through a questionnaire that assesses the positive attributes that has a construction.  In determining the attributes, incorporation of new technologies and building materials is considered and may update the classification criteria.

Residential premises include isolated houses and apartments. Non-residential premises (industry, commerce, and financial establishments) include buildings designed for agrucultural production, exploitation of mines and quarries, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transportation, communications, and other places not intended for dwelling. 

The Directorate of Municipal Works receives building permit forms directry from the arhitect or engineer requesting the project. Each month, the data is sent directly to the INE for statistical analysis. 

The data is subject to revisions. 

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