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This chapter contains information on the construction sector. Construction statistics are compiled by the CSO using inquiries to construction firms or, in the case of planning permissions data, to the planning authorities. Statistics for production in construction are compiled using the quarterly CSO survey, Production in Building and Construction. A measure of new orders in the sector is provided by the CSO inquiry on planning permissions.

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20066000818747
20076282821569
20084780619778
20092681413742
2010116046874
201190982547
20125389861
201360021197
20146626785
2015102502794
Show Table: 12.1 Summary of planning permissions granted for dwellings

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In 2015, there was an annual increase of 54.7% in the number of houses granted planning permissions while there was a 255.9% increase in the number of apartments granted permission.  

Over the period 2006 to 2015 the number of new houses granted permission decreased by 82.9% and apartments decreased by 85.1% over the same period.

 

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12.2 Value and volume indices of production in all building and construction
     Base: Year 2010 = 100
  Total production in all building and construction
  Value of production Volume of production
Year IndexAnnual % change IndexAnnual % change
       
2006 340.9  368.3 
2007 309.3-9.3 318.8-13.4
2008 226.4-26.8 225.6-29.2
2009 140.7-37.9 142.3-36.9
2010 100.0-28.9 100.0-29.7
2011 81.3-18.7 83.3-16.7
2012 79.9-1.7 81.3-2.4
2013 89.712.3 90.511.3
2014 98.09.3 97.98.2
2015 106.68.8 105.67.9
Source: CSO
 

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Output in total building and construction increased by 8.8% in 2015 when compared with 2014. Between 2006 and 2015, the volume of output in building and construction decreased by 70.8%. 

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