Private building activity up 96.7 pct in October

Private building activity jumped 96.7 pct in volume in October 2017 compared with the corresponding month in 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that building permits issued in October totaled 1,261, up 16.2 pct from the same month in 2016. Private building activity grew 9.8 pct in the number of permits, 21.3 pct in surface and 23.4 pct in volume in the January-October period compared with the same period in 2016.