Germany - Residential Building Permits

Germany: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 4.87 %
Data 2017 119,060
2016 125,157

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release Subnational - Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2017

Germany: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index Oct 2019 174.51 173.5 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for Existing Homes Oct 2019 144.73 143.62 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Oct 2019 304,118 302,577 Euros, NSA Monthly
Building Permits Sep 2019 29,387 32,063 Number, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for New Homes 2019 Q3 115.1 114.3 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits Sep 2019 4.24 4.77 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Building Completions 2018 196,834 200,110 Number Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2017 41,968 41,703 Ths., NSA Annual
Residential Building Permits 2017 119,060 125,157 #, NSA Annual

Release Information

For Germany, the number of new residential buildings permits granted and properties of the buildings, for NUTS 1, 2 and 3 subnational areas. Annual from 1995.

The source writes:

Data are compiled in compliance with the 1998 Law on Building Construction Statistics. 

Building activity surveys of building construction (building activity statistics) are regularly carried out at federal level in order to determine the volume, structure and development of building activities and to update the stock of residential buildings and dwellings.

The item directly surveyed is the building, which is classified as either residential or non-residential and further categorized by type of building.  Residential buildings are classified as one-, two-, or multi-family houses or as residential homes.  Non-residential buildings comprise, for instance, office and administrative buildings, agricultural buildings, factory buildings and workshops, hotels and restaurants.  Civil engineering projects (i.e. roads, tunnels, and bridges) are not covered by these statistics.