Germany

+2.6 % new home completed in 2017

In 2017, 284 800 new homes were completed in Germany. That was 2.6% or 7 100 more completed new homes than in the previous year.

The positive trend that began in 2011 thus continued. A higher number of completed new homes was last registered back in the year 2002 (289 600).

Despite the decline in construction approvals in 2017 by 7.3 % compared with the previous year, the number of approved homes with 347 900 homes is still much higher than the number of completions. This led to an overhang of 653 300 approved but not yet completed homes. Even if it has been slowed down, the increase in the construction backlog persisting since 2008 continued and reached its highest value since 1999 (679 200).

Of the homes completed in 2017, 245 300 newbuild homes were in residential buildings (+4.1 % compared to 2016). This increase resulted from the completion of homes in apartment blocks (+6.7 %) and semi-detached homes (+5.1 %) as well as homes in residential halls (+16.2 %). The completion of homes in detached houses declined by 1.5 %.

With regard to new non-residential buildings in the year 2017, the enclosed space increased compared to 2016 by 4.4 % to 187.4 mill. m³. This increase can be attributed to an increase for non-public building owners (+ 4.8 % or + 7.8 mill. m³) and for public building owners (+1.3 % or +0.2 mill.  m³).

DESTATIS | Statistisches Bundesamt
www.destatis.de

x

Related articles:

Issue 2016-3

Germany: construction of 8.4?% more homes permitted in 2015

In 2015, construction of around 309?000 homes was permitted in Germany, that is 8.4?% or just under 24?000 homes more than in 2014. The positive trend that began in 2009 therefore continued in 2015....

more
Issue 2013-09

9.5% more homes constructed in Germany in 2012

In 2012, around 200?500 newbuild homes were completed in Germany, that is 17?400 homes or 9.5% more than in the previous year. The increase was not as substantial as in 2011 (+?14.6%), but...

more

Strong growth for approved homes in 2016

In 2016, the construction of a total of 375?400 homes was approved in Germany. As Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports, that was 21.6?% or around 66?700 more construction permits...

more
Issue 2017-3 Germany’s Federal Statistical Office

Strong growth for approved homes in 2016

In 2016, the construction of a total of 375?400 homes was approved in Germany. As Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports, that was 21.6?% or around 66?700 more construction permits...

more
Issue 2020-4 German Federal Statistical Office

Positive development in German residential construction continues in 2019

In 2019, 293?000 dwellings were completed in Germany. The last time a higher number of dwellings was completed was in 2001 (326?600). As further reported by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office...

more