First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 13 September 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/7

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, JULY 2022

 

There were 775 building permits issued in July 2022, which was 2.6% less than in July 2021.

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

In July 2022:

- by types of constructions, 86.1% of permits were issued on buildings and 13.9% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 80.6% of permits were issued on new constructions and 19.4% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in July 2022, there are 1 391 dwellings with an average floor area of 91.8 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, JULY 2022

  Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Useful floor area
VII 2022
VI 2022
84,1 91,8 99,3 103,3 95,6 164,4 100,1 93,9
VII 2022
VII 2021
96,0 75,8 65,5 50,8 106,9 392,3 121,6 121,7
VII 2022
Ø 2021
89,0 91,1 96,0 97,8 83,0 166,4 100,2 98,7
I – VII 2022
I – VII 2021
111,8 119,1 104,4 98,9 84,3 129,8 117,1 121,9

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, JULY 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
VII 2022                
Total 775 667 108 2 944 726 1 791 544 1 153 182 1 391 127 639
New constructions 625 548 77 2 549 922 1 493 251 1 056 671 1 295 120 065
Reconstructions  150 119 31 394 804 298 293 96 511 961) 7 5741)
I – VII 2022                
Total 6 387 5 554 833 21 875 064 15 827 555 6 047 509 10 934 1 046 701
New constructions 5 127 4 494 633 16 971 865 13 216 490 3 755 375 10 313 989 800
Reconstructions  1 260 1 060 200 4 903 199 2 611 065 2 292 134 6211) 56 9011)

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

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, JULY 2022

  Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 667 275 983 1 101 192
New buildings 548 243 892 986 454
Residential buildings with: 463 182 628 571 352
One dwelling 315 66 816 210 629
Two dwellings 44 12 656 39 240
Three and more dwellings 102 92 498 283 435
Residences for communities 2 10 658 38 048
Non-residential buildings 85 61 264 415 102
Hotels and similar buildings 5 3 023 12 329
Office buildings 4 2 690 7 557
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 11 11 242 67 365
Traffic and communication buildings 12 1 120 3 922
Industrial buildings and warehouses 22 32 414 276 187
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 8 5 454 22 680
Other non-residential buildings 23 5 321 25 062
Additions (extensions)1) 52 32 091 114 738
Residential buildings 35 6 880 21 012
Non-residential buildings 17 25 211 93 726
Conversion and improvement 67 - -
Residential buildings 45 - -
Non-residential buildings 22 - -

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, JULY 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 1 391 127 639 219 402 295 313 110 36 12 4
Dwellings in new buildings 1 295 120 065 201 384 263 293 104 35 11 4
Residential buildings with: 1 291 119 822 201 381 262 293 104 35 11 4
One dwelling 315 50 335 5 16 47 113 89 31 10 4
Two dwellings 88 9 597 2 15 29 32 6 3 1 -
Three and more dwellings 888 59 890 194 350 186 148 9 1 - -
Non-residential buildings 4 243 - 3 1 - - - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 88 7 002 15 15 30 20 6 1 1 -
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 8 572 3 3 2 - - - - -

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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