On building permits granted in 3rd quarter of 2009

13.11.2009

During the 3rd quarter of 2009 construction management authorities granted 584 building permits for the construction, capital repairs, reconstruction and restoration of single dwelling buildings with total floor space 118.3 thsd m2, and it is 42% less than in the 3rd quarter of 2008, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Out of the total number of building permits granted for the construction of single dwelling buildings 63% were granted for the new construction ( in the 3rd quarter of 2008 - 67% of the total number of building permits granted).

The number of building permits granted for the construction of new summerhouses and weekend houses has decreased. During the 3rd quarter of 2009 107 building permits were granted, and it is 37% less if compared to the corresponding period of 2008.

In the 3rd quarter of 2009 43 building permits were granted for the construction of two or more dwelling buildings with total area of 157.4 thsd m2, of which 16 building permits were issued for new construction of two or more dwelling buildings with total area of 26.5 thsd m2.

9 building permits were granted for the construction of new hotels and other similar short-term accommodation buildings with a total area of 3.0 thsd m2, 7 building permits for the construction of new office buildings, 13 building permits for new wholesale and retail trade buildings, 5 for new traffic and communications buildings, 28 for new industrial production buildings and warehouses, and 9 for new mass-entertainment, educational or healthcare buildings.

Among the construction of civil engineering structures 27 building permits were issued for the construction of new highways, streets and roads, 16 permits for the construction of new main pipelines, communications and power transmission lines with a total length of 22 km, as well as 190 building permits were issued for the construction of new local pipelines and cables with a total length of 99 km.


Building permits granted for the new construction in the 3rd quarter of 2009


Total (number)

Building permits granted III 2009 as % over

II 2009

III 2008

Residential buildings

Single dwelling houses

366

92,4

54,1

Summer houses and weekend houses

107

113,8

62,9

Two and more dwelling houses

16

106,7

48,5

Non-residential buildings

Hotels and similar buildings

9

112,5

64,3

Office buildings

7

175,0

35,0

Wholesale and retail trade buildings

13

130,0

61,9

Traffic and communication buildings

5

83,3

26,3

Production buildings and warehouses

28

-

68,3

Mass entertainment, education or health care buildings

9

75,0

45,0

Other non-residential buildings

305

-

84,0




Prepared by the Investment and Real Estate Statistics Section
Arvīds Uibo
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