First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 13 April 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/2

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, FEBRUARY 2022

 

There were 993 building permits issued in February 2022, which was 21.1% more than in February 2021.

The total number of building permits issued from January to February 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, increased by 12.2%.

In February 2022:

- by types of constructions, 88.8% of permits were issued on buildings and 11.2% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 81.2% of permits were issued on new constructions and 18.8% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in February 2022, there are 1 661 dwellings with an average floor area of 97.0 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, FEBRUARY 2022

  Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Planned value of works
II 2022
I 2022
128,8 96,9 101,7 104,5 108,8 102,0 107,3 112,6
II 2022
II 2021
130,7 134,6 119,1 113,7 76,6 110,2 116,4 128,1
II 2022
Ø 2021
117,7 120,7 107,0 99,8 85,3 97,5 119,7 124,6
I  – II  2022
I  – II  2021 
119,4 148,9 134,1 129,6 77,7 118,2 129,1 133,3

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, FEBRUARY 2022

Type of works Number of permits by types of constructions Planned value of works, thousand kuna Dwellings
Total Buildings Civil engineering works Total Buildings Civil engineering works Number Useful floor area, m2
II  2022                 
Total 993 882 111 3 049 538 2 373 805 675 733 1 661 161 196
New constructions 806 726 80 2 201 020 1 942 414 258 606 1 570 151 995
Reconstructions 187 156 31 848 518 431 391 417 127 911) 9 2011)
I  – II  2022                 
Total 1 780 1 567 213 6 161 116 4 823 222 1 337 894 3 209 304 384
New constructions 1 455 1 288 167 4 728 427 4 145 609 582 818 3 031 287 437
Reconstructions 325 279 46 1 432 689 677 613 755 076 1781) 16 9471)

1) New dwellings created by additions (extensions) or by conversions of non-residential areas into dwellings.

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, FEBRUARY 2022

  Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 882          307 720       1 124 302
New buildings 726          287 104       1 060 267
Residential buildings with: 636          193 395          595 766
One dwelling 401             76 969          239 681
Two dwellings 73             19 182             57 736
Three and more dwellings 162             97 244          298 349
Residences for communities - - -
Non-residential buildings 90             93 709          464 501
Hotels and similar buildings 9               7 684             26 406
Office buildings 4             16 577             55 619
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 10               9 114             56 498
Traffic and communication buildings 19               1 766               5 184
Industrial buildings and warehouses 19             22 143          142 625
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 5             30 930          158 613
Other non-residential buildings 24               5 495             19 556
Additions (extensions)1) 65             20 616             64 035
Residential buildings 49             11 288             33 397
Non-residential buildings 16               9 328             30 638
Conversion and improvement 91 - -
Residential buildings 61 - -
Non-residential buildings 30 - -

1) Works leading to the creation of new usable units beside or on already existing constructions (new dwellings, space for economic activity and other spaces).

4 DWELLINGS IN BUILDINGS FOR WHICH PERMITS WERE ISSUED, BY TYPES OF BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION WORKS AND NUMBER OF ROOMS, FEBRUARY 2022

   Number of dwellings Useful floor area, m2 Dwellings by number of rooms
1 room 2 rooms 3 rooms 4 rooms 5 rooms 6 rooms 7 rooms 8 or more rooms
Total 1 661 161 196 116 475 521 316 152 65 14 2
Dwellings in new buildings 1 570 151 995 110 452 491 297 143 64 12 1
Residential buildings with: 1 566 151 705 109 452 490 295 143 64 12 1
One dwelling 401 59 989 4 28 74 130 103 51 10 1
Two dwellings 146 15 606 5 13 69 39 11 8 1 -
Three and more dwellings 1 019 76 110 100 411 347 126 29 5 1 -
Non-residential buildings 4 290 1 - 1 2 - - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 85 8 764 6 22 26 18 9 1 2 1
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 6 437 - 1 4 1 - - - -

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Notice

The Croatian Bureau of Statistics submits quarterly data on issued building permits to Eurostat. These data are available on the website of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics in the STS Database (database of short-term business statistics) at https://stsbaza.dzs.hr/.

The STS Database presents data in the form of gross (unadjusted), working-day adjusted as well as seasonally and working-day adjusted absolute values.

Seasonal and working-day adjustment has been done using the X13 ARIMA method on the quarterly series of absolute values, starting with data for the first quarter of 2000.

Sources and methods of data collection

The data are collected by using the reporting method on the Monthly Report on Issued Building Permits (GRAĐ-44a form).

Coverage and comparability

The Monthly Report on Issued Building Permits is collected from the administration bodies competent for construction affairs in major cities, the City of Zagreb and counties as well as from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets, which issue building permits for constructions as specified in the Building Act (NN, Nos 153/13, 20/17, 39/19 and 125/19).

Data on types of constructions and works are classified according to the National Classification of Types of Constructions – NKVG (Methodological Guidelines No. 41, ISBN 953-6667-33-9, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, 2002).

Definitions

Constructions are structures connected with the ground, for which construction works are carried out and which are made of construction materials and ready-made components.

Buildings are permanent constructions covered with a roof and closed with outer walls. They are built as separate useful units that protect from weather and other external conditions, intended for dwelling, for performing a certain activity or for storage and upkeep of animals, goods and equipment used in various industrial activities and services, etc.

In this survey, constructions covered with a roof but without (some of the) walls, e.g., porches and underground constructions, such as underground shelters, underground garages, underground shopping centres and other business spaces (e.g. in subways), etc. are also counted as buildings.

Residential buildings are constructions in which 50% or more of the useful floor area is intended for dwelling purposes.

Non-residential buildings are constructions without dwelling areas or in which less than 50% of the overall useful floor area is used for dwelling purposes.

Floor area of a building is the sum total of the areas of all floors of a building placed inside outer walls.

Useful floor area of a dwelling is the floor area of a dwelling, measured inside the walls of the dwelling.

Volume of building is the sum total of the volumes of all roofed spaces of a building, including outer walls.

Civil engineering works are all constructions not classified under buildings, for example roads, railways, pipelines, bridges, dams, constructions intended for sports and recreation, etc.

New constructions are newly built structures built on a location where no structure existed or on a location previously cleared by demolition.

Reconstructions are construction works that affect the main characteristics of already existing constructions, for example, additions and extensions, conversions and other works, which may significantly improve the occupancy value of a construction (for example capacity, quality, function) and/or prolong or at least restore its duration.

Value of works is defined according to the bill of costs submitted by an investor, which is used for defining the tax paid for the issuing of a building permit.

 

Abbreviations  
   
Eurostat Statistical Office of the European Communities
m2 square metre
m3 cubic metre
NN Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia
   
Symbols  
   
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