Private building activity rose 5.7 pct in October

Private building activity rose 5.7 pct (in volume) in October for a decline of 5.1 pct in the January-October period 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that building permits issued in October totaled 1,052, down 5.7 pct compared with the same month in 2015, up 7.4 pct in surface and up 5.7 pct in volume.

In the 10-month period, private building activity fell 6.9 pct in permits, 5.6 pct in surface and 5.1 pct in volume compared with the corresponding period in 2015.