12 September, 2007
Building activity fell by 3.0 percent in permits and by 5.6 pct in volume in the first six months of 2007, compared with the same period last year, the National Statistics Service said on Tuesday.
NSS said building activity, measured by permits, fell in most regions of the country, with the exception of Thessaly (up 1.0 pct), Epirus (up 0.5 pct), northern Aegean (up 2.8 pct) and Crete (up 3.8 pct).
Central Macedonia (14.1 pct) Ionian islands (7.9 pct), Peloponese (2.1 pct) and Attica (1.7 pct) recorded the biggest percentage declines.
Source: Athens News Agency