The value of recorded building plans passed in South Africa rose by 5.7 percent year-on-year to ZAR 10,400 million in July 2019, after a downwardly revised 20.6 percent slump in the previous month. It was the strongest rise since January, driven by residential buildings (3.5 percent vs -25.8 percent in June) and additions and alterations (20 percent vs -6.2 percent). Also, building plans passed for non-residential buildings fell much less (-8.5 percent vs -25.1 percent). Building Permits in South Africa averaged 3479167.17 ZAR Thousand from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11646162 ZAR Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 218553 ZAR Thousand in December of 1985.

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South Africa Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 10399670.00 8212388.00 11646162.00 218553.00 ZAR Thousand [+]


South Africa Building Plans Passed

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) conducts a monthly building statistics survey collecting information regarding building plans passed and buildings completed, financed by the private sector, from the largest local government institutions in South Africa. According to these institutions, they are not always notified about low-cost housing projects and therefore do not include the bulk of low-cost dwelling-houses. The monthly survey represents approximately 90 percent of the total value of buildings completed. The statistical unit for the collection of information is a local government institution. Local government institutions include district municipalities, metropolitan municipalities and local municipalities. This page provides - South Africa Building Plans Passed- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Building Plans Passed - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10399670.00 8212388.00 11646162.00 218553.00 1981 - 2019 ZAR Thousand Monthly
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