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Increase of dwellings permitted from January – July 2018: 1.9%

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office, the construction of a total of 203,300 dwellings was permitted in Germany from January – July 2018. Compared with the corresponding period of 2017 this is an increase of 1.9% or 3,900 dwellings.

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Dwellings completed in 2017: +2.6% on the previous year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the construction of a total of 284,800 dwellings was completed in Germany during the year 2017. Compared with the year 2016, this is an increase of 2.6% or 7,100.

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Dwelling stock

Dwelling stock of 42.0 million dwellings at the end of 2017

At the end of 2017, the number of dwellings in residential and non-residential buildings amounted to roughly 42.0 million in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the stock of dwellings compared with the year 2010 increased by 1.5 million or 3.7%.

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Most of the dwellings in Germany consisted of 4 rooms

Based on the final results of the 2011 census of buildings and housing, the dwelling stock in 2016 was structured as follows: most of the dwellings in Germany (25%) consisted of 4 rooms. The percentage share of dwellings with 3 rooms was just under 22%, that of dwellings with 5 rooms was 17%.

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Construction Industry

New orders in main construction industry in July 2018: 1.9% seasonally adjusted on the previous month

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that price-adjusted new orders in the main construction industry in July 2018 decreased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.9% on June 2018.

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Turnover in building completion work in the third quarter of 2017: +2.8% year on year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in building completion work was up 2.8% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of the previous year.

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Turnover in main construction industry in June 2018: +8.5% year on year

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the main construction industry in June 2018 was up 8.5% compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.

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IN FOCUS / 2018-07-11

More new dwellings in multi-family houses

In 2017, 245,000 dwellings in newly constructed residential buildings were completed in Germany. That was an increase of approximately 10,000 dwellings, or 4%, compared with the previous year. Half of the newly constructed dwellings were in multi-family houses. Their number has steadily increased in the last years, while the construction of new single-family and two-family houses has stagnated for several years.

In most cases, the builders of the new dwellings completed in 2017 were private households (50%) and housing companies (37%). Only 4% of the dwellings were commissioned by public-sector builders.

The average purchase value of one square metre of developed building land in residential areas increased by 21% in Germany between 2010 and 2016. A comparison of the 2016 figures for the Länder reveals that the prices per square metre were highest in the city states of Hamburg and Berlin at 586 euros and 393 euros, respectively.

More information can be found under Construction, Construction prices and real property prices and in our interactive map "So wohnt Deutschland" (only in German).

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