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Theme in brief

Building activity

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.


Building activity


Permits for building construction

Construction work completed

Dwelling stock

Promotion statistics

Permits, construction work completed and dwelling stock by Länder

Construction industry

Tables construction industry

Short Term Surveys

Main construction industry

Finishing trades

Volume index of orders received in main construction industry

Volume index of orders received in main construction industry adjusted for calendar effects and seasonality

Index of orders on hand in main construction industry

Structural data

Construction industry in Germany

Long Term Series

Additional Information

Key figures


Building industry in January 2014: Value of orders received up 10.6% from the previous year

Increase of dwellings permitted in 2013: 12.9%

Building industry in 2013: Value of orders received up 1.9% from the previous year

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