Turkey - Building Permits

Turkey: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.ITUR
Unit Number of Buildings, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 48.79 %
Data Dec 2020 15,657
Nov 2020 10,523

Series Information

Source Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBT)
Release Construction Permits
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 1/31/2002
End Date 12/31/2020

Turkey: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits Dec 2020 15,657 10,523 Number of Buildings, NSA Monthly
Residential Building Permits Dec 2020 523,998 543,003 #, SAAR Monthly
Dwelling Stocks Jun 2018 766,305 849,180 #, SAAR Monthly

Release Information

For Turkey, construction permits for residential and non-residential buildings; by typology; count of dwellings, count of buildings, floor area, value.

  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count (#)
    • Floor Area (Square meter)
    • Number of Buildings
    • Number of Dwelling Units
    • Value (YTL)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) 
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: 2002m1
  • Geos: Country 

The data on the production of the construction sector were calculated by taking consideration of occupancy permits forms were compiled by the Construction Statistics Division of the State Institute of Statistics (SIS).

To calculate the total output of the construction sector, it was assumed that construction completed within five years starting from the time construction permit was granted.

Permits are granted for a period of one to five years. A second permit called the occupancy permit is granted for completed construction. Since the calculation of output value must be based on completed buildings, a series of completion ratios were estimated for each type of construction. Another permit is also granted for extensions.

The value of fixed capital on building construction was estimated by multiplying the area of new and extended construction measured in square meters by unit price. The total area of new construction was in turn determined by applying the completion ratios. Finally a profit rate of 25 percent determined by Ministry of Public Work and Settlement was added to the total cost of building construction.

The data on the inputs of the construction sector were calculated taking consideration of Input Distribution of Construction Statistics, which were compiled by Construction Statistics Division in 1998.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For the monthly count of permitted dwelling units, we compute a seasonally adjusted counterpart in annualized terms (SAAR).