Private building activity up 5.9 pct in 2020

Private building activity rose 13.9 pct in volume in December 2020, for a 5.9 pct increase in 2020, Hellenic Statistical Authority said.

More specifically, in December a total of 1,799 building permits were issued, representing 482,800 m2 of surface and 1,947,000 m3 of volume, down 1.0 pct in permits, up 15.1 pct in surface and 13.9 pct in volume compared with the same month in 2019. In the January-December 2020 period, private building activity rose 8.8 pct in permits, 8.9 pct in surface and 5.9 pct in volume in comparison with the previous year.