In terms of housing units, from January to September 2012 a total of 156 600 apartment newbuilds was approved, that was 6.3% more than in the prior-year period. There was a particularly strong increase in the approvals for housing units in apartment buildings (+14.0%). In semi-detached houses, 4.9% more housing units were approved. Approvals of detached houses, however, declined slightly (‑2.6%).
From January to September 2012, enclosed space for approved new non-residential buildings was up 7.3% on the prior-year period, rising to 159.7 mill. m³. This development could be solely attributed to the increase in approvals for non-public building owners, which rose by 8.8% to 148.4 mill. m³. For public building owners, on the other hand, the approved building volume for non-residential buildings fell by 9.1% to 11.3 mill. m³.