First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 14 June 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/4

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, APRIL 2022

 

There were 1 005 building permits issued in April 2022, which was 18.2% more than in April 2021.

The total number of building permits issued from January to April 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, increased by 7.3%.

In April 2022:

- by types of constructions, 83.6% of permits were issued on buildings and 16.4% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 81.3% of permits were issued on new constructions and 18.7% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in April 2022, there are 1 806 dwellings with an average floor area of 94.5 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, APRIL 2022

   Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Useful floor area
IV 2022
III 2022
91,5 94,4 80,8 76,2 144,7 95,0 92,8 91,7
IV 2022
IV 2021
117,6 160,6 130,6 126,4 121,3 105,9 135,6 138,4
IV 2022
Ø 2021
112,1 128,0 112,0 104,0 126,8 93,4 130,1 132,0
I – IV 2022
I – IV 2021
112,8 142,3 124,4 122,3 81,1 101,9 127,7 130,3

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, APRIL 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
IV 2022                
Total 1 005 840 165 3 163 914 2 516 518 647 396 1 806 170 709
New constructions 817 688 129 2 603 613 2 119 299 484 314 1 717 163 534
Reconstructions 188 152 36 560 301 397 219 163 082 891) 7 1751)
I – IV 2022                
Total 3 817 3 325 492 12 671 450 10 004 358 2 667 092 6 962 661 337
New constructions 3 089 2 714 375 10 084 947 8 639 918 1 445 029 6 605 628 242
Reconstructions 728 611 117 2 586 503 1 364 440 1 222 063 3571) 33 0951)

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

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, APRIL 2022

   Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 840 321 955 1 170 931
New buildings 688 308 440 1 127 714
Residential buildings with: 586 228 380 708 888
One dwelling 372 74 791 231 043
Two dwellings 69 21 028 64 560
Three and more dwellings 143 126 033 390 223
Residences for communities 2 6 528 23 062
Non-residential buildings 102 80 060 418 826
Hotels and similar buildings 7 4 427 13 311
Office buildings 5 12 852 58 627
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 15 13 504 84 359
Traffic and communication buildings 9 681 2 166
Industrial buildings and warehouses 34 31 905 187 394
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 6 4 661 17 500
Other non-residential buildings 26 12 030 55 469
Additions (extensions)1) 59 13 515 43 217
Residential buildings 46 8 304 24 384
Non-residential buildings 13 5 211 18 833
Conversion and improvement 93 - -
Residential buildings 72 - -
Non-residential buildings 21 - -

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, APRIL 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 1 806 170 709 165 478 556 395 137 55 15 5
Dwellings in new buildings 1 717 163 534 143 451 535 381 134 54 14 5
Residential buildings with: 1 702 162 421 143 451 524 378 133 54 14 5
One dwelling 372 56 929 3 20 62 138 86 49 12 2
Two dwellings 138 17 052 4 16 35 47 29 2 2 3
Three and more dwellings 1 192 88 440 136 415 427 193 18 3 - -
Non-residential buildings 15 1 113 - - 11 3 1 - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 80 6 484 21 23 19 13 2 1 1 -
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 9 691 1 4 2 1 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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