|Source||French National Institute of Statistics and Economic studies (insee)|
|Building Permits||May 2019||37,137||34,875||#, NSA||Monthly|
|Housing Starts||May 2019||28,982||24,336||#, NSA||Monthly|
|Non-residential Building Permits||May 2019||3,693||2,985||Ths. sq. m, NSA||Monthly|
|Non-residential Housing Starts||May 2019||2,303||1,800||Ths. sq. m, NSA||Monthly|
|Residential Building Permits||May 2019||34,753||32,280||#, NSA||Monthly|
|Residential Housing Starts||May 2019||27,948||22,222||#, NSA||Monthly|
|House Price Index||2019 Q1||107||107.4||Index 2015Q1=100, NSA||Quarterly|
|House Price Index for Existing Homes||2019 Q1||108.1||107.6||Index 2015Q1=100, SA||Quarterly|
|House Price Index for New Homes||2019 Q1||109.99||109.95||Index 2015=100, NSA||Quarterly|
|House Price Value for New Homes||2019 Q1||272,657||273,439||EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Dwelling Stocks||2018||36,330||35,944||Ths. #||Annual|
The French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reports an annual estimate of housing stock by category of housing. Figures are reported in thousands of unitary counts (Ths. #), not seasonally adjusted (NSA). Geo coverage includes France (excluding Mayotte).
A dwelling is defined in terms of its use. It is a room used for habitation:
The dwellings are referred to as either accomodation or single dwelling. Accommodation in an apartment building (apartment). A single dwelling is a building that includes a dwelling (house).
Dwellings are divided into three categories: principle residences, second homes, and vacant dwellings.
A principal residence is a dwelling occupied habitually and principally by one or more persons in a household. The number of primary residences equal and the number of households.
A second home is a dwelling used for the weekends, leisure or vacation. Rented furnished accommodation (or rent) for tourist visits are also classified as second homes. The distinction between casual homes and second homes is sometimes difficult to establish, therefore, the two categories are often grouped.
A vacant dwelling is an unoccupied dwelling located in one of the following cases:
Data is estimated for three years following the census results (years n-2, n-1 and n). They will be reviewed annually until a final census is established.