Hellenic Statistical Authority: Private building activity grew 38.3 pct in July

Private building activity grew 38.3 pct in July, ending an extended period of decline, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that a total of 1,382 building permits were issued in July, up 36 pct compared with the corresponding period last year, while in volume building activity grew 38.3 pct in the same period.

In the January-July period, private building activity recorded a 10.4 pct decline in building permits and a 14.4 pct decline in volume, compared with the same period in 2015.