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.
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 regionWith 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.
Table 1: Building permits for buildings and planned dwellings, Slovenia, April 2017
Table 2: Indices of building permits, Slovenia