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In April 2020, when due to the coronavirus disease administrative units issuing building permits were dealing only with urgent matters, 198 building permits were nevertheless issued, which is 33% fewer than in March. The floor area of these buildings was 3% larger.
Fewer building permits issued in Slovenia than in March 2020
Since April 2020, when the issuing of building permits for residential buildings, and for public and commercial infrastructure became one of the urgent matters performed by administrative units during the epidemic, 198 building permits were issued, which is 33% fewer than in March. Fewer building permits were issued for residential (by 42%) as well as for non-residential buildings (by 26%). Despite the fact that fewer building permits were issued in April, the total floor area of all planned buildings in April was 3% larger than the floor area of all buildings planned by building permits in March 2020. The floor area of residential buildings was smaller by 29% and of non-residential buildings larger by 54%. The floor area of non-residential buildings was larger mainly because in March no building permits for larger non-residential buildings were issued, while in April the construction of larger buildings for public entertainment, education or hospital and institutional care, hotels and similar buildings and garage buildings was planned. Among non-residential building permits, most building permits were issued for non-complex buildings, which represent 73% of all building permits issued for non-residential buildings.
99% of all building permits were issued for new constructions and 1% for conversions. In comparison with March 2020, the number of building permits for new constructions decreased by 33% and the planned floor area by 2%. Among new constructions, larger non-residential buildings were planned in April 2020 (buildings for public entertainment, education or hospital and institutional care, hotels and similar buildings, garage buildings). In comparison with April 2019, the number of building permits for new constructions decreased by 66% and the planned floor area by 56%.
Fewer dwellings planned than in March 2020, more dwellings planned in two- and more dwelling buildings
By issuing final building permits, in April 2020 construction of 196 dwellings was planned, which is 25% fewer than in March 2020. In one-dwelling buildings 64 dwellings were planned, which is 46% fewer than in March 2020. In two- and more dwelling buildings 132 dwellings were planned, which is 17% more than in March 2020. Among two- and more dwelling buildings construction of ten three- and more dwelling buildings with 126 dwellings was planned. Six dwellings were planned in two-dwelling buildings.
By issuing building permits in April 2020, 31% fewer new dwellings were planned than in March 2020; the planned floor area of the dwellings decreased by 34%. In comparison with April 2019, 48% fewer new dwellings were planned and the floor area decreased by 58%.
Most dwellings to be built in Jugovzhodna Slovenija
As regards statistical regions, in April 2020 most dwellings were planned in Jugovzhodna Slovenija, 54 dwellings or 28% of all. Jugovzhodna Slovenija is followed by Gorenjska (34 dwellings or 17% of all), Osrednjeslovenska (32 dwellings or 16% of all) and Goriška, where 25 dwellings or 13% of all dwellings were planned. In other statistical regions fewer dwellings were planned, the fewest in the Obalno-kraška and Posavska statistical regions, where three dwelling were planned in each. In the Zasavska statistical region no dwellings were planned in April.
Building permits for buildings and planned dwellings, Slovenia, April 2020
Indices of building permits, Slovenia