Federal Statistical Office

5.5% more housing starts approved in Germany in 2010

Between January and December 2010, building permits were issued for 187 700 housing units in Germany. As announced by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 9 700 units (+5.5%) more than in 2009.

The upward trend in new housing starts that began in late 2009 therefore continued through 2010, though things did slow down somewhat as the year progressed.

Of all housing units approved in 2010, 164 600 were in new residential buildings (+6.8% over 2009). The increase in building permits for units in apartment complexes (+8.5%) was higher than that registered for single-family homes...

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