South Africa Building Permits

1993 - 2024 | Monthly | Unit | CEIC Data

Key information about South Africa Building Permits

  • South Africa Building Permits data was reported at 2,037.000 Unit in Jan 2024.
  • This records a decrease from the previous number of 2,132.000 Unit for Dec 2023.
  • South Africa Building Permits data is updated monthly, averaging 6,989.000 Unit from Jan 1993 to Jan 2024, with 373 observations.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 16,221.000 Unit in Jul 2008 and a record low of 1,417.000 Unit in May 2020.
  • South Africa Building Permits data remains active status in CEIC and is reported by CEIC Data.
  • The data is categorized under World Trend Plus’s Global Economic Monitor – Table: Building Permits: Monthly.

CEIC calculates monthly Building Permits as the sum of Dwellings, Flats and Townhouses. Statistics South Africa provides Building Permits. Building Permits covers Residential Buildings only.

View South Africa's Building Permits from Jan 1993 to Jan 2024 in the chart:

South Africa Building Permits

What was South Africa's Building Permits in Jan 2024?

South Africa Building Permits data was reported at 2,037.000 Unit in Jan 2024. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2,037.000 Jan 2024 2,132.000 Dec 2023 1,417.000 May 2020 16,221.000 Jul 2008 Unit monthly Jan 1993 - Jan 2024

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Austria (Unit) 5,088.974 Jun 2023 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2023
Belgium (Unit) 2,385.000 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2023
Bolivia (Unit) 309.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Unit) 459.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2024
Brazil (Unit) 14.000 Aug 2023 monthly Jan 2004 - Aug 2023
Bulgaria (Unit) 3,558.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
Canada (Unit) 20,828.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2018 - Jan 2024
Chile (Unit) 4,203.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2024
Colombia (Unit) 12,739.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Jan 2024
Croatia (Unit) 780.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2024
Cyprus (Unit) 587.000 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2023
Czech Republic (Unit) 5,662.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2024
Denmark (Unit) 1,642.000 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2023
Ecuador (Unit) 41,426.000 2022 yearly 2000 - 2022
Estonia (Unit) 1,829.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2023
Finland (Unit) 331.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Jan 2024
Georgia (Unit) 10,822.000 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Germany (Unit) 11,003.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2024
Greece (Unit) 2,498.000 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2023
Hungary (Unit) 990.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2024
Iran (Unit) 24,844.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1978 - Dec 2021
Ireland (Unit) 6,399.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2023
Italy (Unit) 12,437.000 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2023
Jordan (Unit) 1,655.000 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1998 - Dec 2023
South Korea (Unit) 9,501.000 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1979 - Feb 2024
Latvia (Unit) 821.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2023
Lithuania (Unit) 1,584.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Luxembourg (Unit) 234.000 Mar 2023 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2023
North Macedonia (Unit) 256.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2024
Malta (Unit) 750.000 Dec 2016 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2016
Mauritius (Unit) 8,504.000 2022 yearly 1979 - 2022
Montenegro (Unit) 101.000 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2023
Morocco (Unit) 3,956.000 Dec 2013 monthly Apr 1997 - Dec 2013
Netherlands (Unit) 1,675.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2012 - Jan 2024
New Zealand (Unit) 5,336.000 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 1990 - Feb 2024
Oman (Unit) 46,240.000 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Unit) 2,020.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2023
Panama (Unit) 481.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2024
Philippines (Unit) 11,433.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2024
Poland (Unit) 21,400.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jun 2001 - Feb 2024
Portugal (Unit) 6,208.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1971 - Jun 2022
Qatar (Unit) 4,076.000 2022 yearly 1988 - 2022
Romania (Unit) 2,200.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Jan 2024
Saudi Arabia (Unit) 145,661.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Serbia (Unit) 3,357.000 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2008 - Nov 2023
Slovakia (Unit) 2,599.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2023
Slovenia (Unit) 341.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2024
South Africa (Unit) 2,037.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Jan 2024
Spain (Unit) 2,866.000 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2022
Sweden (Unit) 1,854,328.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2023
Switzerland (Unit) 11,920.000 2016 yearly 2012 - 2016
Taiwan (Unit) 1,789.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2024
Thailand (Unit) 22,592.000 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2017 - Dec 2023
Turkey (Unit) 47,824.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2023
United States (Unit) 119,125.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1959 - Feb 2024

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -6.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1990 - Dec 2023
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 1,092.928 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2024
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 9,667.557 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2024
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 23.7 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2023
National Government Debt (USD mn) 273,059.8 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2024
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 73.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1960 - Dec 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZAR bn) 3,213.470 2028 yearly 2000 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZAR bn) 8,237.820 2028 yearly 2000 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (ZAR bn) 2,574.380 2028 yearly 2000 - 2028
National Govt Expenditure (ZAR mn) 166,347.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2024
National Govt Balance (ZAR mn) 20,784.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2024
National Govt Revenue (ZAR mn) 187,131.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2024
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.612 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) 738.4 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 8,511.2 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 6.9 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,988,217.085 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 302,269.065 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 336,373.993 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 7,772.7 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 5.1 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2005 - Feb 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,718,103.448 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 709,875.453 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 599.079 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2024
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 621.685 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1,029.367 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,563.803 Feb 2024 monthly Sep 1999 - Feb 2024
Exports: Chemical Products (ZAR mn) 8,433.600 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Exports: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances (ZAR mn) 12,058.100 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Exports: Mineral Products (ZAR mn) 43,338.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Exports: Base Metals (ZAR mn) 18,172.600 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Exports: Natural Pearls and Precious Metal (ZAR mn) 23,914.600 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Exports: China (ZAR) 19,575,271,341.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Exports: Japan (ZAR) 5,938,461,817.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Exports: United Kingdom (ZAR) 8,833,804,001.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Exports: Germany (ZAR) 11,210,260,780.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Exports: United States (ZAR) 12,065,386,466.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Exports (ZAR mn) 161,854.900 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: Mineral Products (ZAR mn) 31,601.400 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: Vehicles (ZAR mn) 10,535.100 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances (ZAR mn) 32,840.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: Chemical Products (ZAR mn) 15,558.300 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: Textiles (ZAR mn) 5,117.200 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2024
Imports: China (ZAR) 29,738,520,692.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Imports: Japan (ZAR) 3,254,094,322.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Jan 2024
Imports: United States (ZAR) 12,121,930,517.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Imports: Germany (ZAR) 12,607,733,419.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Imports: United Kingdom (ZAR) 2,617,279,509.000 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Feb 2024
Imports (ZAR mn) 153,706.400 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2024
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -726.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -932.5 Mar 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Mar 2023
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.3 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 864.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -479.109 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -1,152.5 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 673.348 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
External Debt (USD mn) 158,081.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1985 - Dec 2023
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 41.8 2023 yearly 1985 - 2023
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 31,894.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2023
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 8.4 2022 yearly 1994 - 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -9.444 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 107,161.240 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Exports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 489,246.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Exports: Net Gold (ZAR mn) 30,496.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Receipts: Services (ZAR mn) 73,329.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Receipts: Income (ZAR mn) 47,501.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Less Imports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 488,337.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Less Payments: Services (ZAR mn) 92,305.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Current Account: Less Payments: Income (ZAR mn) 60,349.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account (ZAR mn) -1,072.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Capital Transfers Account (ZAR mn) 58.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI): Net (ZAR mn) -67,460.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Net (ZAR mn) 29,795.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -8,971.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net (ZAR mn) 27,593.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Net: Assets (ZAR mn) -58,489.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -26,630.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) 54,223.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) 13,610.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net (ZAR mn) 1,170.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -56,425.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net: Financial Assets (ZAR mn) 57,595.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Reserve Assets (ZAR mn) 7,830.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2023
BoP: Financial Account: Net Direct Investment: Liabilities (ZAR mn) -8,219.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2018
BoP: Financial Account: PI: Liabilities: Equity & Investment Fund Shares (ZAR mn) -15,687.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2018
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (ZAR mn) -10,706.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Exports: Net Gold (ZAR mn) 121,984.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Receipts: Services (ZAR mn) 279,577.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Receipts: Income (ZAR mn) 223,854.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Less Imports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 1,934,794.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Less Payments: Services (ZAR mn) 359,151.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Less Payments: Income (ZAR mn) 355,189.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Current Transfers (ZAR mn) -42,749.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: Current Account (CA) (ZAR mn) -165,528.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
BoP: saar: CA: Exports: Merchandise (ZAR mn) 1,900,940.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2023
Foreign Investment: Direct (ZAR mn) 1,925,533.000 2017 yearly 1956 - 2017
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 5.4 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2024
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 40.8 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2023
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 15,736.592 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2024
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 136,430.187 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 219,011.382 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
M2 Growth (%) 5.6 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1966 - Feb 2024
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.5 Mar 2024 monthly Feb 1994 - Mar 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 46,773.0 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 12.543 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.0 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2024
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 8,180.000 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Feb 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 312,983.540 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 1986 - Dec 2023
Total Deposits Growth (%) 6.2 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 1987 - Dec 2023
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 278,419.8 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 6.3 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1966 - Feb 2024
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 7.900 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2023
Credit to Households (USD bn) 126.448 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2023
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 245.071 Sep 2023 quarterly Mar 1965 - Sep 2023
Household Debt (USD mn) 155,607.2 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2023
Total Loans (USD mn) 292,384.524 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2008 - Jan 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.21 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2009 - Jan 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.51 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 1965 - Dec 2023
Money Supply M3 (ZAR mn) 5,101,846.000 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Monetary Base (ZAR mn) 376,845.000 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M3: sa (ZAR mn) 5,152,798.000 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M3: M2 (ZAR mn) 4,202,478.000 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Money Supply M3: M2: M1 (ZAR mn) 2,617,877.000 Feb 2024 monthly Mar 1965 - Feb 2024
Official Reserve Assets (USD mn) 62,323.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (USD mn) 5,335.000 Jan 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2019
Gold & Other Foreign Reserves: Memorandum Items: Gross (USD mn) 50,582.00 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2018
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 2.9 Mar 2024 monthly Sep 2000 - Mar 2024
Business Confidence Index: Quarterly: Manufacturers (%) 21.000 Mar 2024 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2024
Business Confidence Index (2020=100) 111.500 Nov 2023 monthly Jan 2015 - Nov 2023
Composite Leading Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 105.88 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2018
Composite Coincident Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 102.50 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Mar 2018
Composite Lagging Index: sa: 2015=100: Domestic (2015=100) 94.64 Mar 2018 monthly Jan 1960 - Mar 2018
Building & Construction Survey: Composite Confidence (%) 24.500 Mar 2019 quarterly Jun 1986 - Mar 2019
ZA: Ease of Doing Business Rank: 1=Most Business-friendly Regulations (NA) 84.000 2019 yearly 2019 - 2019

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