Private building activity up 19.4 pct in 2017

The volume of private building activity in Greece fell 14.1 pct in December 2017, for an increase of 19.4 pct in 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that building permits issued in December totaled 1,218, down 7.0 pct compared with the same period in 2016. Building activity fell 12.2 pct in surface and 14.1 pct in volume over the same period.

In 2017, private building activity grew 8.7 pct in permits, 18.2 pct in surface and 19.4 pct in volume compared with 2016.