On construction and building permits granted in 2010

15.02.2011

In 2010 construction volume (at current prices) comprised LVL 757.5 million, of which in the 4th quarter – LVL 228.9 million, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Construction volume index (2005 = 100)

Compared to 2009, construction volume at constant prices in 2010 has reduced by 23.6%. Of which construction of buildings has decreased by 24.9% and volume of civil engineering structures constructed – by 22.3%.

Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2010, construction volume in the 4th quarter of 2010 decreased by 5.5%, according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices. Of which the construction of buildings diminished by 6.6% and volume of civil engineering structures constructed have grown by 1.5%.

Compared to the 4th quarter of 2009, construction volume in the 4th quarter of 2010 has decreased by 9.6%, according to working day adjusted data at constant prices. Of which construction of buildings reduced by 6.1% and volume of civil engineering structures constructed – by 11.9%

If compared to the corresponding period a year before, the most notable reduction of construction and repairs was observed in construction of office buildings and in construction of bridges – by 63.4% and 47.6%, respectively. But growth of construction volume, in turn, was recorded in construction of wholesale and retail trade buildings and in construction of industrial buildings and warehouses – by 123.6% and 56.4%, respectively.

Construction volume and its changes

 

Total
(at current prices, mln LVL)

2010 as % over 2009
(at constant prices, working day adjusted)

4th quarter of  2010 as  % over

2010

 

4th quarter of 2010

3rd quarter of 2010 (at constant prices, seasonally  adjusted)

4th quarter of  2009 (at constant prices, working day adjusted)

Total

757.5

228.9

-23.6

-5.5

-9.6

of which:

 

 

 

 

 

Residential buildings

48.7

18.7

-29.8

9.0

2.3

Office buildings

36.5

7.7

-59.5

-21.5

-63.4

Wholesale and retail trade buildings

27.3

7.3

-5.5

-17.3

123.6

Production buildings and warehouses

41.2

13.4

6.4

77.0

56.4

Schools, universities and research institutions

44.6

11.4

9.3

1.6

3.0

Motorways, streets, roads, airfields, runways, railway lines

150.9

43.3

-1.4

9.5

10.0

Bridges and tunnels

67.6

15.1

-18.9

-14.0

-47.6

Mainpipelines, communication and power lines

74.2

27.5

-27.1

-3.6

12.4

Local pipelines and cable lines

29.5

11.1

-54.0

62.2

-21.7

In 2010 construction management authorities granted 1725 building permits for the construction, capital repairs, reconstruction and restoration of single dwelling buildings with total floor space 378.6 thousand m2 (in 2009 – 2110 and 427.7 thousand m2, respectively). 295 building permits were granted for the construction of production buildings and warehouses with total floor space 536.5 thousand m2 (in 2009 - 198 permits and 299.0 thousand m2, respectively).

In the 4th quarter of 2010 326 building permits were granted for the construction of single dwelling buildings with total floor space 75.9 thousand m2 (in 4th quarter of 2009 – 405 and 83.1 thousand m2, respectively). 105 building permits were granted for the construction of production buildings and warehouses with total floor space 153.1 thousand m2 (in 4ht quarter of 2009 - 56 permits and 77.0 thousand m2, respectively).

In 2010 1095 building permits were granted for the construction of new single dwelling buildings with total floor space 244.2 thousand m2 (in 4th quarter of 2010 – 197 and 47.7 thousand m2, respectively) and 179 permits were issued for the construction of new industrial buildings and warehouses with total floor space 332.5 thousand m2 (in 4th quarter of 2010 – 69 and 100.7 thousand m2, respectively).

 

Prepared by the Investment and Real Estate Statistics Section
Arvīds Uibo
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