Italy - Non-residential Building Permits

Italy: Non-residential Building Permits

Unit #
Annual 9.63 %
Data 2019 8,948
2018 9,901

Series Information

Source Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
Release Statistics on building permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2019

Italy: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index 2022 Q3 107 108.1 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits 2019 8,948 9,901 # Annual
Residential Building Permits 2019 17,978 17,974 # Annual
House Price Value 2014 188,734 Euros Annual

Release Information

For Italy, construction permit detail (count of buildings and dwelling units, floor space, volume) for NUTS 1, 2 and 3 subnational geographies. 


  • Purposes of structure: Residential, agricultural, industrial, commerce, other
  • Measurements:
    • Count of buildings (#)
    • Count of dwelling units (#)
    • Count of livable rooms (#)
    • Usable surface area in square meters (m2)
    • Volume in cubic meters (m3)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start dates: 1995, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2017
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country (IITA)
    • NUTS 1 area (IITA_^^^^)
    • NUTS 2 area (IITA_^^)
    • NUTS 3 area (IITA_^^^)
  • All concept-geo pairs exist: No


  • Pre-2020 survey method - (1995, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2017, 2018) to as late as 2019 ("_19")
  • Prior geos

The survey has a monthly basis and collects information on the proposals of new buildings (residential and nonresidential) and expansion of existing buildings for which has been withdrawn regular "building permit" at the municipal offices of responsibility.

Existing buildings that do not change in volume during reconstruction/transformation are not included. The survey is a paper questionnaire (form ISTAT / AE), for which there is an obligation to build, by the applicant permission to build, using the model of instruction called ISTAT / AE / Inst. Municipal offices collect the  monthly questionnaires, check the accuracy of the information, complete them by filling in the space reserved for the city, and send monthly to Istat. If there are no building permits in the reference month, the municipality still must send a report of no construction activity (form ISTAT / AE / Neg).

The are surveys for the two types of buildings: residential and commercial. The survey contains three parts:

  1. General news of the work: construction schedule, location, intended purpose of building, land agreements, structure type, financing arrangements, heating system, and requested permission to build.
  2. For residential buildings only: surface volume, number of houses, number of rooms, and habitable floor area. 
  3. For non-residential buildings only: size of the building, type of work, and economic use.


Some geographical areas have changed boundaries, but the source reported them as continuous time series. These series carry a bracketed notation indicating the date of the break.