Statistics of building permits, Slovenia, April 2017

In April 2017, 9% fewer building permits issued in Slovenia, the floor area 36% smaller than in March

In April 2017, 24% fewer permits were issued for residential buildings and the floor area of these buildings was 26% smaller than in March. For non-residential buildings 2% more permits were issued, but the floor area was 42% smaller than in March.

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The total floor area of planned buildings smaller than in March

In April 2017, 9% fewer building permits were issued than in March.  Fewer building permits were issued for residential buildings (by 24%), while 2% more building permits were issued for non-residential buildings. The total floor area of all planned buildings was almost 89,000 m2, which is 36% less than was planned in March. The planned floor area of residential buildings was 26% smaller and of non-residential buildings 42% smaller than in March. Despite the larger number of building permits issued for non-residential buildings in April 2017, the 42% reduction in the floor area of these buildings is primarily attributed to the construction of smaller wholesale and retail buildings, smaller public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings and smaller other non-residential buildings.

99% of all building permits were issued for new constructions and 1% for conversions. In comparison with March 2017, the number of building permits for new constructions decreased by 9% and the planned floor area by 34%.

27% fewer dwellings planned than in March

By issuing final building permits, in April 2017 construction of 167 dwellings was planned, which is 27% fewer than in March 2017. All dwellings were planned in residential buildings. 25% fewer dwellings were planned in one-dwelling buildings and the planned floor area was 22% smaller. In two- and more dwelling buildings 40% fewer dwellings were planed and the floor area was 55% smaller. The average size of dwellings in one-dwelling buildings will be 163 m2 and in two- and more dwelling buildings 86 m2.

By issuing building permits in April 2017, 26% fewer new dwellings were planned than in March 2017 and the planned floor area of the dwellings will be 24% smaller.

Most dwellings to be built in the Podravska statistical region

With building permits issued in April 2017, most dwellings were planned in the Podravska statistical region, namely 42 dwellings or 25% of all. Podravska was followed by Osrednjeslovenska with 32 dwellings (i.e. 19% of all), Gorenjska with 20 dwellings (i.e. 12% of all), Savinjska with 17 dwellings (i.e. 10% of all) and Goriška with 16 dwellings (i.e. 10% of all). In other statistical regions fewer dwellings were planned, a total of 40 dwellings or 24% of all.
Chart 1: Planned dwellings by statistical regions, Slovenia, April 2017
Chart 1: Planned dwellings by statistical regions, Slovenia, April 2017
1) Including Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Koroška, Obalno-kraška, Pomurska, Posavska, Primorsko-notranjska and Zasavska statistical regions.
Source: SURS
Table 1: Building permits for buildings and planned dwellings, Slovenia, April 2017
BuildingsPlanned dwellings
numberm2numberm2
Total44588,85916726,077
  residental buildings15938,29016726,077
  non-residental buildings28650,56900
Source: SURS
Table 2: Indices of building permits, Slovenia
New buildingsPlanned new dwellings
IV 2017
III 2017
IV 2017
III 2017
  number91.373.9
  floor area66.376.2
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
At the same time with this publication final data on issued building permits for 2016 are published on the SI-STAT data portal. Final data for 2017 will be published on 20 April 2018.
Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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