Germany - Residential Building Permits

Germany: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 1.35 %
Data 2019 119,457
2018 117,869

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release Subnational - Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2019

Germany: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index Jan 2021 193.07 192.11 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for Existing Homes Jan 2021 165.19 165.19 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Jan 2021 353,631 347,874 Euros, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for New Homes 2020 Q4 115.6 115.1 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Building Permits Nov 2020 32,531 30,631 Number, NSA Monthly
Non-residential Building Permits Nov 2020 4.28 4.83 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Building Completions 2019 197,785 196,834 Number Annual
Residential Building Permits 2019 119,457 117,869 #, NSA Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2018 42,235 41,968 Ths., 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.