First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 13 October 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/8

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, AUGUST 2022

 

There were 760 building permits issued in August 2022, which was 5.5% less than in August 2021.

The total number of building permits issued from January to August 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, increased by 5.7%.

In August 2022:

- by types of constructions, 86.3% of permits were issued on buildings and 13.7% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 77.3% of permits were issued on new constructions and 22.7% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in August 2022, there are 1 316 dwellings with an average floor area of 95.2 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, AUGUST 2022

   Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Useful floor area
VIII 2022
VII 2022
98,4 146,6 137,6 182,4 96,3 40,1 94,6 98,1
VIII 2022
VIII 2021
91,2 140,3 148,8 204,2 122,4 51,7 101,4 102,6
VIII 2022
Ø 2021
87,6 133,6 132,0 178,3 79,9 66,7 94,8 96,9
I – VIII 2022
I – VIII 2021
109,2 121,7 109,3 109,9 87,3 117,2 115,2 119,5

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, AUGUST 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
VIII 2022                
Total 760 656 104 3 088 901 2 626 827 462 074 1 316 125 275
New constructions 588 521 67 2 544 792 2 272 129 272 663 1 228 117 501
Reconstructions  172 135 37 544 109 354 698 189 411 881) 7 7741)
I – VIII 2022                
Total 7 147 6 210 937 24 963 965 18 454 382 6 509 583 12 250 1 171 976
New constructions 5 715 5 015 700 19 516 657 15 488 619 4 028 038 11 541 1 107 301
Reconstructions  1 432 1 195 237 5 447 308 2 965 763 2 481 545 7091) 64 6751)

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

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, AUGUST 2022

   Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 656 379 703 2 008 815
New buildings 521 344 721 1 821 371
Residential buildings with: 429 159 946 502 222
One dwelling 286 62 055 197 395
Two dwellings 41 10 840 32 996
Three and more dwellings 102 87 051 271 831
Residences for communities - - -
Non-residential buildings 92 184 775 1 319 149
Hotels and similar buildings 8 8 245 32 168
Office buildings - - -
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 9 92 966 831 350
Traffic and communication buildings 7 789 2 963
Industrial buildings and warehouses 21 41 096 215 223
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 6 10 403 50 819
Other non-residential buildings 41 31 276 186 626
Additions (extensions)1) 52 34 982 187 444
Residential buildings 40 9 891 29 670
Non-residential buildings 12 25 091 157 774
Conversion and improvement 83 - -
Residential buildings 58 - -
Non-residential buildings 25 - -

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, AUGUST 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 1 316 125 275 139 373 367 263 131 27 5 11
Dwellings in new buildings 1 228 117 501 126 344 347 245 124 26 5 11
Residential buildings with: 1 228 117 501 126 344 347 245 124 26 5 11
One dwelling 287 46 951 4 10 41 97 96 24 5 10
Two dwellings 82 8 403 5 19 19 27 10 2 - -
Three and more dwellings 859 62 147 117 315 287 121 18 - - 1
Non-residential buildings - - - - - - - - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 79 7 069 10 26 20 15 7 1 - -
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 9 705 3 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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