South Korea - Building Permits

South Korea: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.IKOR
Unit Ths. m²
Annual 2.09 %
Data 2020 147,309
2019 144,292

Series Information

Source Statistics Korea
Release Building Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1999
End Date 12/31/2020

South Korea: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Vacancy Sep 2021 13,842 14,864 #, NSA Monthly
Building Permits 2020 147,309 144,292 Ths. m² Annual
Residential Building Permits 2020 46,061 46,241 Ths. m² Annual

Release Information

Construction permits; for South Korea, cities and provinces; detailed by use and material; monthly and annual from 1999.

Data on permits issued and new orders are collected at all administrative levels by local government officers from registered documents. Building application and permission documents for wards, towns or counties are reported to the administration of the corresponding city or province. Cities or provinces then process and forward data, including their own building permissions, to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation. 

For permits, the count is of structures. A structure may contain multiple dwelling units; multiple structures may be authorized by one permit.