Building permits underlined the downward trend in the third quarter of 2012, recording new minimum levels. The number of building permits registered an annual average reduction of 14.4%, settling at 5.100 buildings. All the observed variables registered the lowest figures since the first quarter of 2001.
The number of completed buildings registered an annual average reduction of 1.1%, settling at 6.400 buildings. Vis-à-vis the previous quarter, the number of building permits declined by 1.9% while completed buildings increased by 4.6%.