Lithuania - Residential Building Permits

Lithuania: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 33.13 %
Data 2021 10,021
2020 7,527

Series Information

Source Statistics Lithuania
Release Building Permits Granted to New Residential Construction
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2000
End Date 12/31/2021

Lithuania: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index 2022 Q3 199.7 193.91 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for Existing Homes 2022 Q3 202.87 197.81 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for New Homes 2022 Q3 193.21 186.01 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2022 Q3 3,456 3,899 #, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2021 598 607 #, NSA Annual
Residential Building Permits 2021 10,021 7,527 #, NSA Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2020 105.86 104.27 millions m², NSA Annual

Release Information

The purpose of the survey is to estimate short-term changes in construction statistics and to submit this information to users.


National version (EVRK Rev. 2) of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2), approved by Order No DI-226 of 31 October 2007 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania (Official Gazette, 2007, No 119-4877);

Classification of Types of Constructions (CC);

Classification of the Statuses of Economic Entities, approved by Order No DI-152 of 12 June 2009 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania;

Classification of the Legal Forms of Economic Entities, approved by Order No DI-172 of 2 August 2005 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Population of the statistical survey and parameters estimated

The survey covers enterprises of all legal forms, the main activity of which according to the NACE Rev. 2 is construction.

A sampling unit is an enterprise, an observation unit – a kind of activity unit (KAU).

Survey period – a reporting quarter.

The parameters estimated include construction works carried out (own-account works, construction works carried out by subcontractors, by kind of works, by type of constructions, by territory (within and outside the country), by location of the construction project) and labour input indicators (number of persons employed, hours worked, wages and salaries). The results of the survey represent the activity of all construction enterprises operating in the country in that period.

Statistical survey methods

The survey is carried out applying sampling methods. The stratified sampling plan is used for sample selection. The information on the enterprise’s type of activity and number of persons employed from the Statistical Business Register is used for stratification.

Data are collected from the respondents sampled using a Construction Enterprise Report. The enterprises provide filled in questionnaires by mail or directly in electronic form.

Labour input indicators (the number of persons employed and wages and salaries)) are estimated using the administrative data source – database of the State Social Insurance Fund Board.

Publication of statistical information

Statistical information is disseminated according to a calendar of publication of statistical information of Statistics Lithuania. The indices of construction work carried out compared with the previous period, corresponding period of the previous year, and quarterly average of 2005 are provided. Information at current prices is published by type of constructions. Information on construction work carried out by kind of work and at municipal level is published at the end of the year.

The results of the statistical survey are published:

–in a press release;

–on the website of Statistics Lithuania;

–in the Database of Indicators of Statistics Lithuania;

–in a Eurostat’s press release ;

–in the Eurostat’s database;

–in a monthly publication Economic and Social Development in Lithuania,;

–in annual publications Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets and Construction, Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania and Counties of Lithuania.

Subject to revisions.

For more information, please visit the Statistics Lithuania website at