Germany - Residential Building Permits

Germany: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 3.63 %
Data 2016 125,157
2015 120,771

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release Subnational - Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2016

Germany: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index Sep 2018 158.38 157.45 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for Existing Homes Sep 2018 129.84 129.27 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Sep 2018 271,087 269,390 Euros, NSA Monthly
Building Permits Aug 2018 31,138 34,791 Number, NSA Monthly
Non-residential Building Permits Jul 2018 3.65 3.63 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
House Price Index for New Homes 2018 Q2 121.2 120 Index 2010=100, NSA Quarterly
Building Completions 2017 284,816 277,691 Number Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2016 41,703 41,446 Ths., NSA Annual
Residential Building Permits 2016 125,157 120,771 #, 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.