Private building activity jumped 38.4 pct in volume in April this year compared with the same month in 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that private building activity grew 0.5 pct in the number of building permits issued, by 28.1 pct in surface and by 38.4 pct in volume. In the January-April period, private building activity grew 5.0 pct in permits, 14.3 pct in surface and 10.3 pct in volume compared with the same period last year.