In March 2017, 47% more permits were issued for residential buildings and 6% more for non-residential buildings than in the previous month. With building permits issued in March 2017, most dwellings are planned in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region.
The total floor area of all planned buildings larger than in February
In March 2017, 20% more building permits were issued in Slovenia than in February 2017. More building permits were issued for residential buildings (47% more), as well as for non-residential buildings (6% more). The total floor area of all planned buildings in March was 138,490 m2, which is 40% more than in February. The total floor area of planned residential buildings increased by 43% and the total floor area of planned non-residential buildings by 39%. The planned floor area of residential buildings has increased both in one-dwelling buildings as well as in two- and more dwelling buildings. For non-residential buildings the increase in floor area can be primarily attributed to construction of larger public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings. The construction of larger office buildings, wholesale and retail trade buildings, hotels and similar buildings is also planned.
99% of all building permits were issued for new constructions and 1% for conversions. In comparison with February 2017, the number of building permits for new constructions increased by 22% and the planned floor area by 41%.
More dwellings planned than in February
By issuing final building permits, in March 2017 construction of 228 dwellings was planned, which is 40% more than in February 2017. 11% of all dwellings were planned in two- and more dwelling buildings, one dwelling was planned in a non-residential building, while the rest of the dwellings were planned in one-dwelling buildings. In two- and more dwelling buildings, the number of dwellings decreased by 7%, while the floor area increased by 37% compared with February 2017; thus the average floor area of these dwellings will be 113 m2. Planned construction of dwellings in one-dwelling buildings increased by 49% and the floor area by 52%. The average floor area of dwellings planned in one-dwelling buildings will be 156 m2.
By issuing building permits in March 2017, 42% more new dwellings were planned than in February 2017 and the planned floor area of the dwellings increased by 52%.
Most dwellings to be built in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region
In March 2017 most dwellings were planned in the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region (25% of all), followed by Podravska, where 19% of all dwellings were planned, and Savinjska, where 13% of all dwellings were planned. In other statistical regions fewer dwellings were planned, the fewest in the Zasavska statistical region (only 3).
Table 1: Building permits for buildings and planned dwellings, Slovenia, March 2017
Table 2: Indices of building permits, Slovenia