Approximately 245 300 new housing units were completed in Germany in 2014. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 30 500 or 14.2% more units than in the previous year. For the fourth time in a row now, the number of completed housing units has risen sharply from year to year. In 2 013 and 2012, the increase amounted to 7.2% and 9.5%, respectively, after a whopping 14.6% in 2011.
All in all, some 216 100 new domiciles in residential buildings were completed last year (+ 14.7% over 2013), with those in multi-family houses showing the greatest increase, at + 28.0%, followed by duplex units, at + 12.2%. The completion of single family homes accelerated by 3.0%.
German Federal Statistical Office