First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 14 July 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/5

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, MAY 2022

 

There were 889 building permits issued in May 2022, which was 6.5% more than in May 2021.

The total number of building permits issued from January to May 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, increased by 7.2%.

In May 2022:

- by types of constructions, 86.5% of permits were issued on buildings and 13.5% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 78.0% of permits were issued on new constructions and 22.0% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in May 2022, there are 1 191 dwellings with an average floor area of 102.3 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, MAY 2022

   Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Useful floor area
V 2022
IV 2022
91,5 82,6 88,3 108,3 72,7 235,7 65,9 71,3
V 2022
V 2021
111,4 106,2 91,5 108,5 82,8 147,3 75,2 86,4
V 2022
Ø 2021
102,6 105,7 98,9 112,6 92,2 220,1 85,8 94,2
I – V 2022
I – V 2021
112,5 134,4 117,0 119,2 81,4 114,7 115,9 120,8

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, MAY 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
V 2022                
Total 889 769 120 3 605 332 2 079 542 1 525 790 1 191 121 791
New constructions 694 596 98 2 388 416 1 479 541 908 875 1 102 114 290
Reconstructions  195 173 22 1 216 916 600 001 616 915 891) 7 5011)
I – V 2022                
Total 4 706 4 094 612 16 276 782 12 083 900 4 192 882 8 153 783 128
New constructions 3 783 3 310 473 12 473 363 10 119 459 2 353 904 7 707 742 532
Reconstructions  923 784 139 3 803 419 1 964 441 1 838 978 4461) 40 5961)

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

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, MAY 2022

   Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 769 284 308 1 267 965
New buildings 596 248 565 1 078 412
Residential buildings with: 508 148 875 464 388
One dwelling 344 68 694 215 714
Two dwellings 53 14 715 45 989
Three and more dwellings 111 65 466 202 685
Residences for communities - - -
Non-residential buildings 88 99 690 614 024
Hotels and similar buildings 7 3 222 11 895
Office buildings 2 184 652
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 7 9 219 44 116
Traffic and communication buildings 7 712 2 440
Industrial buildings and warehouses 29 66 880 464 786
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 8 8 278 41 978
Other non-residential buildings 28 11 195 48 157
Additions (extensions)1) 66 35 743 189 553
Residential buildings 45 8 509 25 563
Non-residential buildings 21 27 234 163 990
Conversion and improvement 107 - -
Residential buildings 76 - -
Non-residential buildings 31 - -

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, MAY 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 1 191 121 791 86 269 391 259 114 52 16 4
Dwellings in new buildings 1 102 114 290 72 251 355 250 110 47 13 4
Residential buildings with: 1 101 114 243 72 251 354 250 110 47 13 4
One dwelling 344 53 998 3 22 61 115 85 42 13 3
Two dwellings 106 11 663 8 16 26 38 14 3 - 1
Three and more dwellings 651 48 582 61 213 267 97 11 2 - -
Non-residential buildings 1 47 - - 1 - - - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 73 6 217 9 13 36 6 4 2 3 -
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 16 1 284 5 5 - 3 - 3 - -

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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