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Cubic volume of granted building permits in November 2022 to January 2023 decreased year-on-year

release | Building and dwelling production 2023, January

According to Statistics Finland, building permits for newbuilding were granted for a total of 7.0 million cubic metres between November 2022 and January 2023, which was 14 per cent less than one year ago. At the same time, building projects totalling 6.5 million cubic metres were started. The cubic volume of building projects started decreased by 30 per cent from one year ago.

Key selections

  • Cubic volume of building permits granted for newbuilding decreased in November 2022 to January 2023 by 35 per cent year-on-year.
  • In November 2022 to January 2023, building permits were granted for a total of 6,478 dwellings, which was 33 per cent lower than one year earlier.
  • During November 2022 to January 2023, one per cent more building projects were completed than a year earlier.
  • In November 2022 to January 2023, the constant-price value or the volume of ongoing building production decreased by nine per cent year-on-year.


See key statistical data in the figures.

Volume index of newbuilding 2015=100, trend, 2001M01-2023M01

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