Germany - Residential Building Permits

Germany: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 4.3 %
Data 2020 124,596
2019 119,457

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release Subnational - Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2020

Germany: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index Apr 2022 230.13 228.05 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for Existing Homes Apr 2022 199.03 196.93 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Apr 2022 418,487 413,661 Euros, NSA Monthly
Building Permits Mar 2022 34,794 28,060 Number, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for New Homes 2022 Q1 138.1 132.3 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits Feb 2022 4.82 4.61 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Building Completions 2020 205,276 197,785 Number Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2020 42,803 42,512 Ths., NSA Annual
Residential Building Permits 2020 124,596 119,457 #, 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.