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Number of building permits issued in Croatia up

6.4% more building permits issued in November 2020 y-o-y

ZAGREB, 14 January (Hina) – In November 2020, there were 851 building permits issued in Croatia, which is 6.4% more than in November 2019, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Thursday.

Based on the type of construction, 83% of permits (703) were issued for buildings and 17% (148) for civil engineering works.

Year on year, the number of permits issued in November 2020 for buildings increased by 8.6% while civil engineering works decreased by 3.3%.

The value of construction based on the permits issued in November 2020 amounted to HRK 2.55 billion or 43% less than in November 2019 when they were valued at HRK 4.45 billion.

The value of construction works on buildings is estimated at HRK 1.73 billion or 2.2% less than in November 2019 while the value of other construction works contracted by almost 70% to HRK 814.3 million.

According to the type of construction, 644 building permits or 76% were issued for new structures while 24% or 207 were for reconstruction.

Based on the permits issued in November 1,146 new apartments are expected to be built.

In the first eleven months of 2020 a total of 8,519 building permits were issued, down 6.2% on the year, and the works were estimated at a value of HRK 25.3 billion, down 23% from the corresponding period in 2019.

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