Building activity up 21.7 pct in July

The volume of private building activity rose 21.7 pct in July compared with the same month last year, with 1,832 building permits issued in the month, representing 413,300 m2 of surface and 1,890,000 m3 in volume, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service said that building activity rose 19.6 pct in permits and 33.7 pct in surface compared with the corresponding month in 2018.

In the seven-month period from January to July, private building activity rose 4.9 pct in permits, fell 0.4 pct in surface and dropped 1.4 pct in volume compared with the same period last year.