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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Press release No. 305 of 15. August 2019

Only building permits for single-family homes on the previous year’s level

WIESBADEN – In the 1. Half of 2019 has been approved in Germany for the construction of a total of 164 600 apartments. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) further reports, were 2.3 % less Building permits as in 1. Half of 2018. The permits were for new buildings as well as for construction work on existing buildings.

In newly constructed residential buildings have been approved from January to June 2019 142 400 apartments. These were of 3.1%, or 4 500 dwellings less than in the corresponding prior-year period. The number of building permits issued for single-family homes has remained almost the same (- 0,1 %). The number of building permits for two-family houses, by contrast, declined by 4.7 % and the number of approved multi-family homes by 3.2 %.

In the case of newly constructed non-residential buildings approved from January to June 2019, reduced the space covered compared to the same period last year to 7.1 million cubic meters to 101.3 million cubic meters (-6,6 %).

Detailed data and long time series of the Building permits (31111) can be found on the tables in the database GENESIS–Online.

Building permits of dwellings according to building types
Type of building
Approved Flats
January – June
Change over previous year period
2019
2018
absolutely
in %
Residential and non – residential buildings (construction work)
164 641
168 491
-3 850
-2,3
Without Residential Homes
160 068
161 765
-1 697
-1,0
Newly constructed building
145 200
149 577
-4 377
-2,9
of which:
Residential buildings
142 378
146 907
-4 529
-3,1
with 1 apartment
44 537
44 585
-48
-0,1
with 2 apartments
10 278
10 786
-508
-4,7
with 3 or more apartments
83 398
86 112
-2 714
-3,2
Residential homes
4 165
5 424
-1 259
-23,2
including:
Condos
36 859
40 015
-3 156
-7,9
Non-residential buildings
2 822
2 670
152
5,7
Construction work on existing buildings
19 441
18 914
527
2,8
including:
Residential homes
408
1 302
-894
-68,7
Built-in area for approved new construction of non-residential buildings according to building types and clients
Type of building
Built-in area (1 000 m3)
January – June
Change over previous year period
2019
2018
absolutely
in %
Non-residential buildings
101 288
108 415
-7 127
-6,6
of which:
Institution building
2 812
2 805
7
0,2
Office and administrative buildings
9 729
11 184
-1 455
-13,0
Agricultural Buildings
11 721
14 517
-2 796
-19,3
Non-Agricultural Farm Buildings
69 225
71 767
-2 542
-3,5
including:
Factory and workshop buildings
20 981
20 778
203
1,0
Commercial building
7 820
7 494
326
4,4
Warehouse building
31 953
33 354
-1401
-4,2
Hotels and restaurants
2 488
2 833
-345
-12,2
Other Non-Residential Buildings
7 801
8 141
-340
-4,2
Public Clients
9 578
10 036
-458
-4,6
Non-Public Builders
91 710
98 378
-6 668
-6,8

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