Panama - Building Permits

Panama: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.IPAN
Unit #
Annual 16.57 %
Data 2016 15,903
2015 19,061

Series Information

Source Instituto Nacional De Estadistica y Censo (INEC)
Release Subnational Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1999
End Date 12/31/2016

Panama: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits 2016 15,903 19,061 # Annual
Non-residential Building Permits 2016 562 622 # Annual
Residential Building Permits 2016 15,341 18,439 # Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2010 896,050 # Annual

Release Information

For Panama, count and value of construction permits, residential and non-residential, for the country and regions.

  • Source document: Panamá en Cifras (Panama in Figures)
  • Source table: Costo de las construcciones, adiciones y reparaciones particulares en algunos distrito de la República
  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count (#)
    • Thousands of Panamanian balboas (Ths. PAB)
  • Adjustment: Not applicable
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: As early as 1999
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • Region (up to 66 IPAN_^^)

Data are gathered using survey techniques.


Refers to the removal of a new structure, regardless of whether the site on which is constructed, was previously occupied or not.
Construction in process
Refers to those works that are under construction, but have not been completed. Example: structure, columns, and other stages of construction that do not cover the entire project. Excluded from this investigation, the official buildings and civil engineering works.
Initiated construction
Refers to the first physical operations carried out on the site at which to construct a building. Examples: earthmoving, excavation, foundation, etc.