The statistics on building activity deal with building permits, construction work completed in building construction, work under construction at the end of the year, demolition of buildings and current adjustment of the stocks of residential buildings and dwellings.
The results of the statistics on building activity are very important as early indicators of the short-term economic development.
The monthly report provides current data for short-term analyses in the main construction industry and basic information for the calculation of indices of production and new orders. Also, statistics of orders on hand in the main construction industry are compiled on a quarterly basis. Short-term data for the finishing trades and property developers are obtained through the quarterly survey.
The annual structural surveys in the construction industry provide information on the medium-term development and structural changes in the construction industry. The annual survey of investments provides important information on investments made by the enterprises, while the annual cost structure survey supplies detailed information on cost and performance data. The two surveys are complemented by the structural survey of small businesses of the construction industry.
The housing section provides information on dwellings, such as on the dwelling stock, useful floor space, type of heating and vacancy rates. In addition, you will find comprehensive data on the housing conditions of households, for instance on whether they live in rented or owner-occupied housing and on the burden of housing imposed on them.
The construction prices and real property prices section contains price indices for the construction industry, residential property and purchase values of building land and agricultural buildings.
For more detailed results please refer to Fachserie 14 Reihe 4 "Preisindezes für die Bauwirtschaft".
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