Latest Figures: Building Permits, Jan 2010
The Statistical Service announces that the number of building permits authorized by the municipal authorities and the district administration offices during January 2010 stood at 619 compared to 694 in January 2009. The total value of these permits reached €198,1 million and the total area 228,8 thousand square metres, compared to €234,1 million and 278,9 thousand square metres in the corresponding month of the previous year. These building permits provide for the construction of 1.290 dwelling units compared to 1.585 in January 2009.
Building permits constitute a leading indicator of future activity in the construction sector.
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