Construction activity is picking up
The market course is positive in 2021, according to the official data of Hellenic Statistical Authority.
Building permits “exploded” rising 124.5% in April, according to provisional data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority.
The size of the Total Construction Activity (Private – Public), during the month of April 2021, in Greece, based on the issued building permits, amounted to 2,209 building permits, corresponding to 510.9 thousand m2 of area and 2,095.0 thousand m of volume. That is, there was an increase of 124.5% in the number of building permits, by 162.3% in area and by 117.8% in volume, compared to the corresponding month of 2020.
Regarding the Private Building Activity, 2,191 building permits were issued, corresponding to 504.8 thousand m2 of area and 2,066.7 thousand m3 of volume, showing an increase of 125.6% in the number of building permits, by 159.8% in the area and by 115.2% in volume, compared to the corresponding month of 2020.
In a 12-month horizon, from May 2020 to April 2021, 20,824 building permits were issued, corresponding to 4,674.2 thousand m2 of surface and 19,755.9 thousand m3 of volume. Compared to the corresponding period May 2019 – April 2020, there was an increase of 13.4% in the number of building permits, by 15.7% in area and by 11.9% in volume. Regarding the Private Building Activity, an increase of 13.1% was recorded in the number of issued building permits, 14.6% in the area and 10.0% in the volume.