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09-12-2021 13:15

Building Permits: September 2021

Increase in Area (7,6%) and decrease in Value (-4,6%)

The Statistical Service announces that the number of building permits authorized by the Municipal Authorities and the District Administration Offices during September 2021 stood at 768. The total value of these permits reached €206,2 million and the total area 210,7 thousand square metres. These building permits provide for the construction of 907 dwelling units.

During the period January – September 2021, 6.008 building permits were issued compared to 5.106 in the corresponding period of the previous year, recording an increase of 17,7%. The total value of these permits decreased by -4,6% and the total area increased by 7,6%. The number of dwelling units recorded an increase of 13,8%. 

Building permits constitute a leading indicator of future activity in the construction sector.

 


Table 1

 

 

 

 

 

Type of Project

Number of Permits

 

Percentage Change (%)

Sep 2021

Jan-Sep

 2021

Jan-Sep 2020

 

  Jan-Sep 2021/

Jan-Sep2020

Residential Buildings

517

4.207

3.701

 

13,7

Non-residential Buildings

144

952

716

 

33,0

Civil Engineering Projects

50

340

225

 

51,1

Division of Plots

46

397

344

 

15,4

Road Construction

11

112

120

 

-6,7

Total

768

6.008

5.106

 

17,7

 

Table 2

 

 

 

 

 

Type of Project

Area (m²)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Sep 2021

Jan-Sep

 2021

Jan-Sep 2020

 

  Jan-Sep 2021/

Jan-Sep 2020

Residential Buildings

165.844

1.468.793

1.319.377

 

11,3

Non-residential Buildings

44.519

278.956

290.556

 

-4,0

Civil Engineering Projects

345

5.385

19.017

 

-71,7

Total

210.708

1.753.134

1.628.950

 

7,6

  

Table 3

 

 

 

 

 

Type of Project

Value (€000’s)

 

Percentage Change (%)

Sep 2021

Jan-Sep

 2021

Jan-Sep 2020

 

  Jan-Sep 2021/

Jan-Sep 2020

Residential Buildings

165.087

1.506.915

1.447.651

 

4,1

Non-residential Buildings

33.036

259.299

361.165

 

-28,2

Civil Engineering Projects

1.446

68.765

109.091

 

-37,0

Division of Plots

6.103

30.984

30.094

 

3,0

Road Construction

536

6.940

15.835

 

-56,2

Total

206.208

1.872.903

1.963.836

 

-4,6

 

Table 4

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Buildings

Number of Dwelling Units

 

Percentage Change (%)

Sep 2021

Jan-Sep

 2021

Jan-Sep 2020

 

  Jan-Sep 2021/

Jan-Sep 2020

Single houses

327

2.647

2.283

 

15,9

Buildings with two housing units

70

706

691

 

2,2

Residential apartment blocks

457

4.083

3.631

 

12,4

Residential/commercial apartment blocks

53

311

201

 

54,7

Total

907

7.747

6.806

 

13,8

 

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Scope and coverage

The purpose is the collection of basic data concerning residential and non-residential buildings as well as other construction activities such as civil engineering projects, division of plots and road construction, by district (both urban and rural areas). For each type of project, information is compiled on the number of permits authorized, the area and the value of the project and the number of dwelling units that are expected to be built. 

Data cover all building permits authorized by local Authorities, namely the Municipalities, the District Administration Offices of the Ministry of Interior and the Agios Tychonas Community Board.

Data collection

The Statistical Service receives on a monthly basis from all local Authorities copies of all the building permits issued. The information contained in these forms is appropriately coded by the Statistical Service in order to produce the statistics. The EU Classification of Types of Construction (CC) is used to categorize the various construction projects.

For more information:

CYSTAT Portal, subtheme Construction

CYSTAT-DB (Online Database)

Predefined Tables (Excel)

Contact
Achilleas Moustakas: Tel.: 22602156, E-mail: amoustakas@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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