Private building activity jumped 65.5 pct in August

Private building activity jumped 65.5 pct in August, bringing an eight-month decline to 8.4 pct, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, said a total of 890 building permits were issued in August, up 16 pct from the same month last year, while in volume building activity rose 65.5 pct over the same period. In the January-August period, number of permits fell 8.0 pct and volume was down 8.4 pct compared with the corresponding period in 2015.