Data on building permits granted allow acquiring information on building permits issued and building types, number and intended floor space of new constructions or reconstruction, renovation or restoration of existing buildings.


An administrative act with conditions for implementation of a construction conception on site – for designing and construction work – until accepting of a structure for service.

Since the 4th quarter of 2014, the term granted permits in construction statistics characterises the number of records entered in the construction permit confirming that conditions for commencement of construction work have been met.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Building permits granted
  • 2nd quarter 2018
Building permits granted
  • 3rd quarter 2018
Building permits granted
  • 3rd quarter 2018
Construction output
  • 4th quarter 2018
Construction production indices
  • 4th quarter 2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Building permits granted
  • 1st quarter 2018
Construction output
  • 2017
Construction production indices
  • 2017
Building permits granted
  • 2017
Building permits granted
  • 4th quarter 2017

News releases


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.

Data on construction are available also in statistical yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
Construction Construction in Latvia 2018/01 (in Latvian) 01.03.2018
Construction Construction 2016/04 (only in latvian) 23.11.2016
Construction Construction 2016/03 (only in Latvian) 24.08.2016
Construction Construction 2016/02 (only in Latvian) 25.05.2016
Construction Construction 2016/02 (only in Latvian) 25.05.2016
Construction Construction 2016/01 (only in Latvian) 25.02.2016
Construction Construction 2015/04 (only in Latvian) 30.11.2015
Construction Construction 2015/03 (only in Latvian) 24.08.2015
Construction Construction 2015/02 (only in Latvian) 27.05.2015
Construction Construction 2015/01 (only in Latvian) 24.02.2015
Construction Construction 2014/04 (only in Latvian) 24.11.2014
Construction Construction 2014/03 (only in Latvian) 20.08.2014
Construction Construction 2014/02 (only in Latvian) 21.05.2014
Construction Construction 2014/01 (only in Latvian) 20.02.2014
Construction Construction 2013/04 (only in Latvian) 25.11.2013


Data are collected and published in line with:

  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units (CATTU);
  • Regulations of the Cabinet No 1620 “Regulations on Classification of Buildings” of 22 December 2009.

The data are collected and compiled on the following types of construction:

  • one-dwelling buildings (excluding summer cottages and garden-houses);
  • summer cottages and garden-houses;
  • two- and more dwelling buildings;
  • hotels and similar buildings;
  • office buildings;
  • wholesale and retail trade buildings;
  • traffic and communication buildings;
  • industrial buildings and warehouses;
  • public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings;
  • other non-residential buildings.

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

The data on buildings erected and number of dwellings as well as floor space thereof are collected from CSB Report on Building Permits Granted, New Construction and Commissioning of Buildings (questionnaire 1-BA) and Construction Information System. The deadline for submission of the form1-Ba is 15th date after the end of the reference period.

Target population

The survey covers cities under state jurisdiction and counties: 110 local governments of counties and 9 councils of cities under state jurisdiction. The data on 2017 by using questionnaire 1-BA are collected from 91 local governments, information on other local governments is acquired from Construction Information System.

Sample size

Within the full-scope survey data are acquired from 110 local governments of counties and 9 councils of cities under state jurisdiction.

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

The data are compiled in breakdown by the type of construction every quarter. The annual data are obtained summing the data of all four quarters.

Data revision

The data are revised in case it is necessary to add revised or more detailed information on some of the previous periods or due to the changes in methodology or classifications. Revision of annual data is not made.


Comparability over time

Data are available since 2003.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) publishes information on construction in the EU and in every country separately on its home page. It can be found in the section: Statistics/ Industry, trade and services / Structural business statistics / Database/ SBS - industry and construction.


Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Quality reports

Quality reports are prepared in accordance with the EU requirements in specific statistical domain.

Quality reports provide detailed information on the data life cycle and data quality. The format and content may differ.

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position E-mail
Sandra Vītola 67366739 Senior Officer Sandra [dot] Vitola [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update


Construction output

Constuction volume index

New residential buildings and dwellings completed

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero