On building permits granted in 1st quarter of 2010

14.05.2010

During the 1st quarter of 2010 construction management authorities granted 259 building permits for the construction, capital repairs, reconstruction and restoration of single dwelling buildings with total floor space 55.7 thsd m2, and it is 41.7% less than in the 1st quarter of 2009, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Out of the total number of building permits issued for the construction of single dwelling buildings 64% were granted for the new construction ( in the 1st quarter of 2009 - 59% of the total number of building permits granted).

Nevertheless construction sector is facing difficulties, still building permits are granted for new construction of two or more dwelling buildings, hotels and other similar short-term accommodation buildings, office buildings, wholesale and retail trade buildings, traffic and communications buildings, and production buildings and warehouses.

Building permits granted for new construction in 1st quarter of 2010

 

Total
(number)

1st quarter 2010
as % over

4th quarter 2009

1st quarter 2009

Residential buildings

   

Single dwelling houses

167

59.9

60.9

Summer houses and weekend houses

40

108.1

53.3

Two and more dwelling houses

5

17.9

62.5

Non-residential buildings

   

Hotels and similar buildings

3

33.3

100.0

Office buildings

1

25.0

20.0

Wholesale and retail trade buildings

3

37.5

50.0

Traffic and communication buildings

3

75.0

75.0

Production buildings and warehouses

23

71.9

153.3

Mass entertainment, education or health care buildings

4

57.1

80.0

Other non-residential buildings

127

57.2

48.3


More information on building permits granted available in data base of CSB in section Construction.

 

Prepared by the Investment and Real Estate Statistics Section
Arvīds Uibo
Tel. 67366857