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Building permits indicators

The building permits indicators measure the quarterly evolution in the number of dwellings used for residential purposes, square metres of residential useful floor area and square metres of non-residential area using the Classification of types of Construction (CC).

During the second half of 2014, the residential construction units decreased compared with the same period of the previous year (-12.2% in the number of dwellings and -13.6% in useful floor area). Non-residential buildings declined by 10.8% compared with the same period of 2013.

The number of dwellings in new buildings decreased by 18.8% in the third quarter and by 5.1% in the fourth quarter with respect to third and fourth quarter 2013.

The useful floor area declined as well: by 19.5% in the third quarter and by 7.3% in the fourth quarter compared with the same periods of 2013.

Non-residential area decreased by 22.9% in the third quarter of 2014 and it increased by 3.4% in the fourth quarter with respect to third and fourth quarter 2013.

Reference period: II semester 2014

Date of Issue: 09 July 2015

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