Increase in building permits in December by 18.3%

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announces the final data, for the month December 2021, of the Building Activity Survey. More specifically:

The Total Building Activity (private-public) in Greece, in December 2021 which is calculated on the basis of the number of issued building permits, amounted to 2,170. This figure corresponds to 513.0 thousand m2 of surface and , 257.8 thousand m3 of volume, reflecting, respectively, a 18.3% increase in the number of building permits, a 3.1% increase in surface and a 13.1% increase in volume, compared with the corresponding month of 2020.

The building permits for the Private Building Activity issued in Greece in December 2021 amounted to 2,152. This figure corresponds to 502.5 thousand m2 of surface and 2,221.4 thousand m3 of volume. In comparison with the same month of 2020 there is a 18.2% increase in the number of building permits, a 4.1% increase in surface and a 14.1% increase in volume.

The building permits for the Public Building Activity issued in Greece in December 2021 amounted to 18. This figure corresponds to 10.5 thousand m2 of surface and 36.4 thousand m3 of volume. Public Building Activity accounted for 1.6% of the total building volume in December 2021.

In the last twelve months, from January 2021 until December 2021, Total Building Activity (private-public) in Greece, calculated on the basis of the number of issued building permits, amounted to 23,970. This figure corresponds to 6,055.3 thousand m2 of surface and 25,627.1 thousand m3 of volume. In comparison with the corresponding period from January 2020 until December 2020, there is a 26.6% increase in the number of building permits, a 46.6% increase in surface and a 45.7% increase in volume.

In the same period, from January 2021 until December 2021, Private Building Activity in Greece recorded a 26.8% increase in the number of issued building permits, a 47.2% increase in surface and a 45.9% increase in volume, compared with the corresponding period from January 2020 to December 2020 (Table 4). During the same period, Public Building Activity accounted for 2.1% of the total building volume.