Germany - Residential Building Permits

Germany: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 1.35 %
Data 2019 119,457
2018 117,869

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release Subnational - Permits
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2019

Germany: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
House Price Index Apr 2021 201.37 199.7 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for Existing Homes Apr 2021 173.09 171.57 Index August 2005=100, NSA Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Apr 2021 364,673 361,898 Euros, NSA Monthly
Building Permits Mar 2021 38,204 30,058 Number, NSA Monthly
House Price Index for New Homes 2021 Q1 120.8 115.6 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits Mar 2021 4.4 4.04 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Building Completions 2019 197,785 196,834 Number Annual
Residential Building Permits 2019 119,457 117,869 #, NSA Annual
Dwelling Stocks 2018 42,235 41,968 Ths., NSA Annual

Release Information

For Germany, the number of new residential buildings permits granted and properties of the buildings, for NUTS 1, 2 and 3 subnational areas. Annual from 1995.

The source writes:

Data are compiled in compliance with the 1998 Law on Building Construction Statistics. 

Building activity surveys of building construction (building activity statistics) are regularly carried out at federal level in order to determine the volume, structure and development of building activities and to update the stock of residential buildings and dwellings.

The item directly surveyed is the building, which is classified as either residential or non-residential and further categorized by type of building.  Residential buildings are classified as one-, two-, or multi-family houses or as residential homes.  Non-residential buildings comprise, for instance, office and administrative buildings, agricultural buildings, factory buildings and workshops, hotels and restaurants.  Civil engineering projects (i.e. roads, tunnels, and bridges) are not covered by these statistics.