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Decrease of dwellings permitted from January – April 2017: –9.0%

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the construction of a total of 106,500 dwellings was permitted in Germany from January – April 2017. Compared with the corresponding period of 2016 this is an decrease of 9.0% or 10,500 dwellings.

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Dwellings completed in 2016: +12.1% on the previous year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the construction of a total of 277,700 dwellings was completed in Germany during the year 2016. Compared with the year 2015, this is an increase of 12.1% or 30,000.

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Dwelling stock

41.4 million dwellings at the end of 2015

At the end of 2015, the number of dwellings in residential and non-residential buildings amounted to roughly 41.4 million in Germany.

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Most of the dwellings in Germany consist of 4 rooms

Based on the final results of the 2011 census of buildings and housing, the dwelling stock in 2015 was structured as follows: most of the dwellings in Germany (roughly 26%) consisted of 4 rooms. The percentage share of dwellings with 3 rooms was well above 22%, that of dwellings with 5 rooms was 17%.

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Construction Industry

New orders in main construction industry in April 2017: +0.9% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in the main construction industry in April 2017 increased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 0.9% on March 2017.

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Turnover in building completion work in the first quarter of 2017: +5.1% year on year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in building completion work was up 5.1% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of the previous year.

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IN FOCUS / 2017-05-09

Low interest rates - more building permits

The number of building permits for dwellings has steadily increased since 2008. In 2016, the number of dwellings for which building permits were granted reached a record high (375,400) since 1999 (437,000). Compared with a year earlier, this was an increase of 19.8%.

One reason for this positive trend may have been the extremely low interest rates which made building especially attractive. Besides, real property is regarded as an interesting investment opportunity in times of low savings interest rates. This is especially true for the cities where housing supply is becoming increasingly tight.

The rising number of building permits in turn has effects on the construction industry. Here, the turnover of the main construction industry (regarding enterprises with 20 or more persons employed) increased by 7.5% to 70.9 billion euros in 2016 compared with 2015.

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