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China: Annual drop in dwelling completions

As of Q2 2017,  the dwelling completions were at 2.054.000 units in China, showing a drop of  -14,50% below the previous years´ annual average and the lowest value since Q3 2016. When compared to the last 10 years, the highest value was 5.663.000 units in Q4 2014 and the lowest value was 688.000 units in Q2 2007. In comparison to the year before, the value decreased by -5,40% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -19,80%.

Netherlands: After a big drop in May, dwelling permits are recovering

In July 2017, the dwelling permits were at 5.587 units in the Netherlands, meaning an increase of 20,80%. This is 16,40% over the annual average of 2016 and the highest since April 2017. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 12.575 units in December 2009, the lowest value was 1.261 units in August 2013 and when compared to the year before the value increased by 38,50%.

United Kingdom: Slight drop in dwelling permits after Q1 high

In Q2 the British dwelling permits were at 84.925 units, which is 39,00% over the annual average of the previous year and the lowest value since Q3 2016. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 12,90% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -14,10%. As a result, B+L has revised the previous forecast permit growth for 2017 and increased it to 8,9%.

Canada: Dwelling permits still high

In July 2017, the Canadian dwelling permits were at 22.201 units in Canada, showing a drop of -6,50%. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 24.135 units in June 2007 and the lowest value was 6.323 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 26,50%.

Slovakia: Dwelling completions at a low

In Q2 the dwelling completions were at 3.155 units in Slovakia. This is -21,00% below the annual average of the previous year and the lowest since Q1 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was at 7.054 units in Q4 2009 and the lowest value was 2.723 units in Q2 2011. When compared to 2016´s last period the value decreased by -0,10%.

Czech Republic: Consistent development in dwelling permits

As of July 2017, the Czech dwelling permits were at 2.874 units, showing a slight rise in value of 1,80%. When comapred to the last 10 years the value peaked at 4.757 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was at 1.661 units in January 2015. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 7,20%.

Hungary: Dwelling competions are rising again in Q2

In Q2 the Hungarian dwelling completions were at 2.943 units. Compared to Q1 the value rose by 42,80%. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 46,30%.

Greece: Dwelling completions are slightly rising

In July 2017, the dwelling completions were at 958 units in Greece. The value rose by 24,60% and in comparison to the last 10 years the value peaked at 14.125 units in July 2006 and the lowest value was 156 units in July 2014. When compared to the year before the value decreased by 43,60%.

United States dwelling permits Down -21,00%

With the dwelling completions back on track, the American dwelling permits are experiencing a rapid drop. In July they were at 101.000 units. This is 27,10% over the annual average of 2016 and the lowest since February 2017. The value fell by -21,00% down to 101.000 units. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 146.031 units in May 2007 and the lowest value was 36.280 units in January 2011. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 3,20%.

South Korea: Dwelling permits are still below average

As of July 2017, the dwelling permits were at 47.292 units in South Korea, marking a drop of -24,40% compared to June. Even though it is 8,10% over the previous years´annual average, it´s the lowest since April 2017. In comparison to the last 10 years the value peaked at 146.907 units in December 2010 and the lowest value was at 8.239 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before, the value decreased by -23,20%.

United States: Dwelling completions back on track after Q1 low

In Q2 the American dwelling completions were 284.900 units, this marks an increase of 16%, compared to the typically low Q1. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 389.100 units in Q3 of 2007 and the lowest value was 119.800 units in Q1 2012. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 11,60%.

Poland: Drop in dwelling permits after June high

As of July the dwelling permits were at 20.649 units in Poland. This is 37,20% over the annual average of the previous year and the lowest since January 2017. The value fell by -14,10% in comparison to June, whilst when compared to the year before the value increased by 12,60%.

Australia: Dwelling permits are slightly increasing again

As of July 2017, the Australian dwelling permits were at 18.924 units, which is 24,60% over the annual average and the highest since November 2016. When compared to the previous period, the value rose very slightly by 1,20%, while in comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 22.969 units in October 2015 and the lowest value was 7.431 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value actually decreased by -14,70%.

France: Recovering dwelling permits

In Q2 the French dwelling permits were at 110.200 units, marking a slight rise in value of 5,80%. When compared to the last 10 years, the highest value was at 142.849 units in Q3 of 2007 and the lowest value was 81.900 units in Q1 2015. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 7,70%.

South Africa: Drop in completions in the residential building sector

In June 2017, the residential building completions were at 3.231 units in South Africa. This marks a decrease of  -20,30% under the previous years´annual average and the lowest since January 2017. During the last 10 years, the highest value was 8.098 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was at 1.805 units in January 2011. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -17,00% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -6,20%.

South Africa: Dwelling permits up 10,60%

The South African dwelling permits were at 5.726 units in June, which is 12,00% over the annual average and the highest since August 2015. Compared to the previous period, the value rose by 10,60% and when compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 12.182 units in July 2008 and the lowest value was 2.340 units in December 2010. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 2,10%.

Macedonia: Slight drop in dwelling permits, but still at a high level

As of June 2017, the Macedonian dwelling permits were at 927 units, showing a slight drop in value of 14% when compared to the previous month. In comparison to the year before, the value increased by 8,20%.

Germany: Dwelling permits are well on track after Q1 low

The German dwelling permits were at 28.127 units in June, showing a 54,30% rise over the annual average and the highest since December 2016. The value rose by 5,40% up and in comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 31.125 units in December 2016 and the lowest value was 9.860 units in January 2009. When compared to the year before the value decreased by -5,80%.

Netherlands: Dwelling permits are still decreasing

As of June 2017, the Dutch dwelling permits were at 4.574 units in the Netherlands. This is -4,50% under the annual average and the lowest since February 2017. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 12.575 units in December 2009 and the lowest value was 1.261units in August 2013. In comparison to the year before the value barely decreased by -0,80%.

Slovenia: Drop in non residential building permits

The Slovenian non residential building permits were at 64.065 m² in June, showing a drop in value of -35,7% compared to May and in comparison to last years´ average, a drop of -37,9%.
 

Poland: Steady increase in dwelling permits

During Q2, the Polish dwelling permits rose to 70.453 units, marking a 16,8% rise in value. In comparison to the last 10 years the value is curretnly the highest it´s ever been and the lowest value was at 29.382 units in Q1 2013. Compared to last year´s value there has been an increase of 25,90%.

Switzerland: Dwelling permits are off to a good start in the first quarter of 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, the Swiss dwelling permits reached 14.580 units, marking a rise of 10% over the previous years´annual average and the highest since the third quarter of 2014. When compared to the last 10 years, the highest value was at 16.732 units in the second quarter of 2011 and the lowest value was at 10.421 units in the fourth quarter 2007. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 14,20%.

Polish dwelling permits rise to 23.846 units

In June 2017, the Polish dwelling permits shot to 23.846 units, which is a increase in value of 1,9%. When compared to the year before the value actually increased by 14,3%.

Canada: Dwelling permits are recovering quickly

As of June 2017, Canadian dwelling permits reached 23.641 units, which is 37,8% over last years annual average and the highest value since October 2016. Over the course of the last 10 years the value peaked at 24.135 units in June 2007 and the lowest value was at 6.323 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 33,90% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 8,60%.

Hungary: Non residential building permitts rising again, after a low in May

As of June 2017, the Hungarian non residential building permits have recovered again and are at 390.091m². This shows a rise in value by 41,80% and overall, when compared to 2016, the value increased by 8,30%..

Latvia: Annual first quarter low in dwelling completions

The Latvian dwelling completions dropped to 386 units during their typically low first quarter of the year. This is -57,90% under the annual average of 2016 and the lowest value since the first quarter 2015, also marking a 31,7% drop from the previous period.
During the last 10 years the highest value was at 2.939 units in the third quarter of 2007 and the lowest value was 329 units in first quarter of 2015. In comparison to the year before the value barely decreased by -1,80%.

Czech Republik: Dwelling completions are recovering from annual first quarter low

During the second quarter of 2017, the Czech dwelling copletions rose up to 6.982 units, marking a 20,2% rise from the first quarter.
When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 17.823 units in the fourth quarter 2007 and the lowest value was at 4.647 units in the second quarter of2014. The overall annual value increased by 15,2%, compared to 2016. 

Ireland: Dwelling completions at average rate

In April 2017, the Irish dwelling permits were at 1.413 units, marking a drop  -27,30% under last year´s average but still the highest value since December 2009. When compared to the last 10 years, the peak was at  7.696 units in November 2007 and the lowest value was 511 units in January 2013. In comparison to the year before, the value increased by 23,00% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 1,70%.

United States: Summer rise of dwelling permits

As of June 2017, the American dwelling permits rose to 127.900 units. Which is 61,30% over the annual average of 2016 and the highest value since June 2015. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 146.031 units in May 2007 and the lowest value was 36.280 units in January 2011. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 8,80% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 13,20%.

Ireland: Residential building going strong

The Irish residential building completions were at 1.686 units in May. This is -13,20% under the last 10 years´annual average but the highest since December 2009. During the last 10 years the highest value was 7.696 units in November 2007 and the lowest value was 511 units in January 2013. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 30,30% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 19,30%.

Australia: Dwelling permits rising after annual January low

As of June 2017, the Australian dwelling permits were at 18.526 units. Which is 22,20% over the previous years´ annual average and the highest since November 2016. Over the course of the last 10 years the value reached it´s peak at 22.969 units in October 2015 and the lowest value was at 7.431 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -0,60% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 3,80%.

Belgium: Dwelling permits are rising from typical fourth quarter low

During the first quarter of 2017, the Belgian dwelling permits were 10.863 units, showing a slight increase compared to the previous quarter. Even though it is still -11,90% under the annual average, it is the highest value since the second quarter of 2016. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 17.667 units in the first quarter of 2014 and the lowest value was 8.863 units in the fourth quarter of 2010. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -30,00% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 12,80%.

France: Rise in dwelling permits

As of May 2017, the dwelling permits were at 38.900 units in France. The value rose by 17,20% compared to the previous period and in comparison to the year before the value increased by 21,60%.

South Africa: Dwelling completions at typical January low

Like most years, the dwelling completions experienced a drop in January, down to 3.328 units.  Which is -20,40% beneath the South African annual average of the previous year. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 8.098 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was 1.805 units in January 2011. When compared to the year before the value increased by 19,80% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -37,00%.

Austria: Dwelling permits back to regular level

In the first quarter of 2017 the dwelling permits were 13.152 units in Austria. Which is 19,20% over the annual average of 2016 and the highest since the second quarter 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the value peaked at 15.805 units in the second quarter of 2016 and the lowest value was 8.173 units in the first quarter 2010. When compared to the year before the value decreased by -1,20% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 13,00%.

South Africa: Expected drop in dwelling permits in 2017´s first quarter

As expected in the first quarter of the year, the South African dwelling permits dropped by -12.9% down to 13.067 units. In comparison to the last 10 years the value peaked at 28.782 units in the second quarter of 2007 and the lowest value was 9.452 units in the first quarter of 2010. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -3,9%.

South Africa: Residential building completions are falling again

As of April 2017 the residential building completions were at a low of 3.320 units in South Africa. Which is -18,40% below the annual average and the lowest value since January 2017. In comparison to March, the value dropped by -29,20% and when compared to the last 10 years the value peaked at 8.098 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was 1.805 units in January 2011.Compared to the year before the value increased by 22,00%.

Norway: Annual drop in dwelling completions in the first quarter down to 8576 units

In the first quarter of 2017, the Norwegian dwelling completions experienced their typical drop, this year down to 8.576 units. Last year the value was at 8.314 units in the first quarter, in the last 10 years the value peaked at 10.685 units (fourth quarter 2016) and their lowest value was 4.333 units in the second quarter of 2010. Compared to the annual average of 2016, the current value shows an increase of 3,2%.
 

Poland: Dwelling permits at their highest value in 10 years

As of May 2017, the Polish dwelling permits were at 23.401 units, which is a slight rise of 0.8% compared to April, but compared to last year the value increased by 43.6%. In May 2016 the value was at 16.293 units. Overall the current value is the highest it´s been in the last 10 years.

Australia: First quarter typically low in dwelling permits

As expected, the Australian dwelling completions were rather low at 48.241 units in the first quarter of 2017. They still are 17,20% over 2016´s annual average, but had the lowest value since the first quarter of 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 63.380 units in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the lowest value was 29.692 in the first quarter of 2012. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 23,70% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -23,90%.

Canada: Dwelling completions rising again after low first quarter

In the second quarter of 2017, the Canadian dwelling completions were 45.987 units, showing a rise in value by 7,30% when compared to the first quarter. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 58.991 units in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the lowest value was 36.669 units in the first quarter of 2011. In comparison to the year before the value barely increased by 0,80%.

Hungary: Decrease of non residential building permits

In May the Hungarian non residential building permits were at 275188m², which shows a drop in value of -33.1% when compared to the previous month, but is still 1.8% over last year´s annual average. The value is now at the lowest  it´s been at since January.
 

Russia: After December high, residential building completions are still very low

In May 2017, the Russian dwelling completions experienced a slight rise of 2.3% and are now at 54400 units, which is still very low, as it´s about a fourth of the December 2016 value . When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 252600 units in December 2014 and the lowest value was 30000 units in February 2007. 

Germany: Dwelling permits closing in on December 2016 high

In May 2017 the dwelling permits rose to 26682 units in Germany. Which is 47% over the previous years´ annual average and the highest since December 2016. After the Februrary low of 22211 units, the value has been areound 25000 for the last few months, during the last 10 years the highest value was 31125 units in December 2016 and the lowest value was 9860 units in January 2009. When compared to the year before the value decreased by -0.7% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 9.7%.

Germany: Rise in non residential building permits

The German non residential building permits were at 2823000m² in May 2017, which shows a 4.1% rise compared to april and a 1.9% rise over the annual average of 2016. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 4002000m² in July 2008 and the lowest value was 1734000m² in January 2010. 

South Africa: Dwelling permits are recovering from July 2016 low

As of December 2016, the South African dwelling permits were at 3271 units, after having reached their lowest value in 10 years in July at 1444 units. This is still -20.8% below last years´annual average and the all time high was at 8950 units in November 2009. Compared to the previous month, the value increased by 64.4%.
 

Spain: Dwelling permits have dropped since April

In April 2017, the Spanish dwelling permits were at 7147 units. Which is -49.7% under the annual average of the previous year and the lowest since December 2016. But the current developments fit into the pattern shown in the graph, projecting another high. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 102330 units in March of 2007 and the lowest value was 3021 units in August 2013. Compared to the year before the value increased by 0.4% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -28.9%.

Spain: Dwelling completions drop back to baseline

As of April 2017, the Spanish dwelling completions have dropped back to the baseline of the previous months at 3625 units. But compared to the March high of 4527 units there has been a drop of -19.9%. When compared to the last 10 years, the value peaked at 70691 units in July 2008 and reached its´ lowest point at 1878 units in August 2016.

Czech Republic: After a low in January, dwelling permits are on the rise

As of May 2017 the Czech dwelling permits were 3250 units in Czech Republic. A slight rise of 7% over the previous years´annual average can be detected and the current value is the highest since June 2016. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 4757 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was at 1661 units in January 2015. In comparison to the year before, the value increased by 6.5% and in comparison to the last period (April 2017) the value increased by 26.8%.

United States: Dwelling permits slowly rising again

In May,  the American dwelling permits were at 113000 units. Which is 43.3% over the annual average of 2016 and the highest since June 2016. When compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 146031 units in May 2007 and the lowest value was 36280 units in January 2011. In general, they seem to be slowly getting back on track again.

China: Pattern in non residential building repeats itself

The Chinese non residential building sector is showing a distinct pattern; there is a steady increase from January to July, then it shoots up from July to October and  experiences a rapid drop from October to January. As of January 2017, it has reached it´s lowest point again at 225.6 million m², which is 18.9% beneath the annual average of the year before and the lowest since January 2016. The numbers dropped by 62.9% compared to the last quarter and in comparison to the last 10 years, the numbers peaked at 619 million m² in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the lowest value was at  91.3 million m² in the first quarter of 2007.

Ireland: Dwelling completions on the rise again

Following a the last high in December 2016 (1556 units), the Irish dwelling completions are picking up again and as of March 2017 they are at 1389 units. Even though it is still 28.7% below last years´average, the value has risen quite a bit when compared to March 2016 (1032 units). Compared to February 2017, the value has risen by 10% and compared to December 2016 by 34.6%. During the last 10 years, the value peaked at 7696 in November 2007 and was at its´lowest in January 2013 (511 units).

Germany: Dwelling permits at their lowest since February

In April 2017 the German dwelling permits were at 24318 units. Compared to March, the value dropped by 4.8%.  During the last 10 years, the highest value was 31125 units in December 2016 and the lowest value was 9860 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -13%.

China: Dwelling completions are steadily rising

In the first quarter of 2017 the dwelling completions were at 2560000 units in China. Similar to the previous years, there was a big drop in value from the fourth quarter of the previous year to the first quarter of the current year. In gerneral even those numbers have been improving, displaying a continuous growth in Chinese dwelling completions. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 5663000 units in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the lowest value was 688000 units in the first quarter of 2007. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 15.2% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -53%.

Denmark: Drop in dwelling completions after peak in October 2016

During the first quarter of 2017 the dwelling completions were at 4587 units in Denmark, which is the lowest since October of last year, but following the general trend still 16.9% over the previous years´annual average. Compared to the last 10 years the value peaked at 7984 units in the third quarter of 2007 and the lowest value was 2138 units in the third quarter of 2010. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -3.9% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -12.3%.

Denmark: After peaking in October, dwelling permits have dropped by 30%

As of the first quarter of 2017, the Danish dwelling permits were at 5285 units. Over the course of the last 10 years the value peaked at 7577 units in the fourth quarter of 2016 and the lowest value was at 1553 units in the first quarter of 2009. When compared to the previous year, the value decreased by -2.2% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -30.2%.

United States: After peaking in October dwelling completions have been steadily dropping

Inthe first quarter of 2017 the American dwelling completions were at 247200 units. Which is 9.9% over last years´annual average and the lowest since the first quarter of 2016. Compared to October 2016, the value dropped by -17.7% and in comparison to the last 10 years the peak was at 389100 units in third quarter of 2007 and the lowest value was 119800 units in first quarter of 2012.

 

United States: Slight increase in dwelling permits

In the first quarter of 2017 the American dwelling permits were at 284600 units, showing a very slight increase of 0.4% compared to the last quarter. When compared to the last 10 years the value´s  peak was at 412579 units in the second quarter 2007 and the lowest value was 122140 in the first quarter 2009. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 10.7% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 0.4%.

Turkey: Dwelling permits at a low

The Turkish dwelling permits reached a low of 227820 units in the first quarter of 2017. Compared to the last one, the value dropped by 21.3% and in comparison to the annual average of the year before by 11.7%. In comparison to the last 10 years the highest value was 297031 units in the first quarter of 2014 and the lowest value was 108689 units in the third quarter 2009.

France: Dwelling permits are steadily rising again

As of April 2017, the French dwelling permits were at 32100 units which is an increase compared to the numbers of 2016 (30 600 units) and especially 2015 (28 000 units).  It is -6.2% below the annual average of 2016 and the lowest since January 2017. In total, when compared to the year before, the value increased by 4.9% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -23%.

Spain: Dwelling completions highest since May 2015

In March 2017, the dwelling completions were at 4527 units in Spain. Which is -76.2% under the annual average of 2016 but still the highest since May 2015. Compared to the last 10 years, the highest value was 70691 in July 2008 and the lowest value was 1878 in August 2016. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 39.9% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 40.8%.

Germany: Dwelling permits down to 22211 units

The German dwelling permits have dropped considerably since December 2016. As of February 2017, they are at 22211 units, which is still 23.2% over the annual average of 2016. Compared to January the  value fell -1.2% down to 22211. In December 2016 the value was at 31125 units which means it has dropped by 28.6% since then. 

Germany: Non residential building permits highest since December 2016

As of February 2017, the non residential building permits have risen to 3245m² in Germany, which is still -19.2% under the annual average of the year before but the highest since December 2016. The value rose 8.3% up to 3245. During the the last 10 years, the highest value was at 5098m² in June 2012 and the lowest value was 2931m² in February 2015. In comparison to the year before, the value decreased by -4.3% and compared to the January, the value increased by 8.3%.

Spain: Drop in dwelling permits

Following a peak of 8606 units in November 2016, the Spanish dwelling permits have been steadily dropping down to 6905 units in December, which is the lowest they have been in four months (5018 units in August 2016). This means a drop of -65.5% under the annual average of the previous year and a -19.8% drop below November´s value. Over the course of the last 10 years, the value peaked at 130630 units in September 2006 and its´ lowest value was at 3021 units in August 2013. Compared to the year before the value barely decreased, by just -2.3%.

Estonia: Rise in dwelling permits

In the first quarter of 2017, the Estonian dwelling permits reached a peak at 1764 units. Which is 59.7% over the annual average of the previous year and the highest since the second quarter of 2016, meaning that the value rose by 24.3% up to 1764 units. Over the course of the last 10 years, the highest value was 3291 units in the second quarterof 2007 and the lowest value was 328 units in the first quarter 2009.  In comparison to the year before, the value increased by 36.7%.

Austria: Continuous decrease in dwelling permits

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Austrian dwelling permits dropped to 11706 units, which is still 7.5% over the previous years´ average, but the lowest since the first quarter of 2015. During the last 10 years the highest value was reached in the second quarter of 2016 at 15917 units and the lowest point was in the first quarter of 2010 at 8173 units. Compared to 2015, the value decreased by 13.2% and in comparison to the last quarter it dropped by 11.4%.

Australia: 3 month low in dwelling permits

As of March 2017, the Australian dwelling permits were at 17263 units. This is 14.4% over the annual average of 2016, but still the lowest since January 2017. The value fell -0.7% down to 17263.Over the course of the last 10 years the highest value was at 22969 units in October 2015 and the lowest value was 7431 in January 2009. Compared to the year before, the value decreased by -13.6% and in comparison to the last period the value barely decreased by -0.7%.

Czech Republic: Rising value of dwelling permits

In March 2017 the dwelling permits were 2667 units in the Czech Republic, which is -12.2% beneath the annual average of the previous year but still the highest since November 2016. The value rose 27.4% up to 2667. Throughout the last 10 years the highest value was at 4757 units in August 2007 and the lowest value was 1661 units in January 2015. Compared to the year before, the value increased by 10.9% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 27.4%.

Spain: Recovering of dwelling permits

 

The Spanish dwelling permits were at a 7 month high of 8622 units in February 2017. This is 39.7% beneath the annual average of the previous year, but still the highest since July 2016.  Compared to the last 10 years the value reached its´peak at 102330 units in March 2017 and the lowest value was at 3021 units in August 2013. In comparison to 2016 the value rose by 8.3% and compared to the last period the value increased by 4.9%.

Germany: Dwelling permits are peaking

As of March 2017 the dwelling permits were 25547 units in Germany, which is 41.6% over the annual average of the previous year and the highest since December 2016.The value rose 15% up to 25547 units. Compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 31125 units in December 2016 and the lowest value was 9860 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before, the value decreased by -2.5% and compared to the last period the value increased by 15%.

Germany: Non residential building permits experience 20% increase

As of March 2017, the German non residential building permits peaked at 3895m², which is  -3.1% under the annual average of the previous year, but still the highest since December 2016. The value rose 20% up to 3895. During the last 10 years the value peaked at 5098m² in June 2012 and the lowest value was reached at 2931m² in February 2015. Compared to the year before the value barely increased by 0.8% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 20%.

Canada: Dwelling permits have overtaken last year´s average

The Canadian dwelling permits were at a 4 month high as of March 2017, at 18080 units, which is 6% over the annual average of the previous year and the highest since November 2016. Compared to the last 10 years the peak was at 24135 units in June 2007 and the lowest value was at 6323 units in January 2009. But compared to the year before the value increased by 14.6% and in comparison to the last period the value increased by 30.9%.

Belgium: New low in non residential building permits

As of February 2017, the non residential building permits were 255m² in Belgium, showing a decrease in value by 15%. Compared to the last 10 years the highest value was at 485m² in June 2010 and the yet lowest value has currently been reached at 255m². In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -39.7%.

Australia: Dwelling permits are still dropping

The Australian dwelling permits were at 15965 units as of April 2017. This is 5.8% over the annual average of the previous year but still the lowest since January 2017. The value dropped by -7.5% down to 15965 units. Compared to the last 10 years the peak was at 22969 units in October 2015 and the lowest value was 7431 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value decreased by -25.2% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -7.5%.

Canada: Stagnation in dwelling permits

In February the dwelling permits were 13764 units in Canada. When compared to 2016, the value increased by 25.6% and in comparison to the last period the value almost stagnated; barely increasing by just 0.4%.. In comparison to the last 10 years the peak was at 24135 units in June 2007 and the lowest value was 6323 units in January 2009.

 

Chile: Dwelling permits at 3 month low

In January 2017, the dwelling permits had dropped to 11042 units in Chile, meaning a -15.8% drop under the annual average and the lowest since October 2016. The value fell -18.6% down to 11042. Compared to the last 10 years the peak was at 27069 units in March 2009 and the lowest value was at 5111 units in July 2016. In comparison to the year before the value increased by 19.9%, but in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -18.6%.

Netherlands: Still below average dwelling permits

The Dutch dwelling permits dropped -6.6% beneath the annual average of the previous year in November 2016. They fell to a new low at 4725 units which is the lowest it has reached since August 2016. Compared to the last 10 years the highest value was 12575 in December 2009 and the lowest value was 1261 in August 2013. When compared to the year before, the value has increased by 4.9% and in comparison to the last period the value decreased by -12.2%.

Canada: Dwelling permits still not close to 2007 peak

 
The Canadian dwelling permits were at their lowest since July 2016 in December of 2016 with 17818 units. This is still 2,9% above the annual average of the previous year. But compared to the last 10 years the value reached its´peak at 24135 units 10 years ago,  in June 2007 and the lowest value was 6323 units in January 2009. In comparison to the year before the value rose by 16.1% and compared to the last period the value dropped by -10.4%.

Amazon als Großhändler

Seit Anfang 2016 spricht Amazon gezielt Hersteller aus dem Bereich der Bauzulieferindustrie an. Nun scheint der Start einer Großhandelsplattform von Amazon bevorzustehen. Dieses Szenario wurde auch von Dr. Schütz in der B+L Studie über die Digitalisierung der Bauzulieferindustrie genauer dargestellt.

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