First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 15 November 2022
GRAD-2022-3-1/9

ISSN 1334-0557

BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, SEPTEMBER 2022

 

There were 957 building permits issued in September 2022, which was 2.7% more than in September 2021.

The total number of building permits issued from January to September 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, increased by 5.3%.

In September 2022:

- by types of constructions, 87.7% of permits were issued on buildings and 12.3% on civil engineering works

- by types of works, 81.8% of permits were issued on new constructions and 18.2% on reconstructions.

According to the permits issued in September 2022, there are 1 500 dwellings with an average floor area of 98.0 m2 planned to be built.

1 INDICES OF BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED, SEPTEMBER 2022

  Buildings Civil engineering works Dwellings
Number Planned value of works Floor area Volume Number Planned value of works Number Useful floor area
IX 2022
VIII 2022
127,9 95,0 92,8 76,5 113,5 123,5 114,0 117,4
IX 2022
IX 2021
102,2 146,8 134,9 150,8 106,3 105,5 116,6 115,1
IX 2022
Ø 2021
112,0 127,0 122,6 136,4 90,7 82,3 108,1 113,7
I – IX 2022
I – IX 2021
108,3 124,3 111,9 113,9 89,1 116,2 115,3 119,0

2 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED AND PLANNED VALUE OF WORKS, BY TYPES OF CONSTRUCTIONS AND TYPES OF WORKS, SEPTEMBER 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
IX 2022                
Total 957 839 118 3 067 305 2 496 644 570 661 1 500 147 023
New constructions 783 695 88 2 605 419 2 220 110 385 309 1 413 139 904
Reconstructions  174 144 30 461 886 276 534 185 352 871) 7 1191)
I – IX 2022                
Total 8 104 7 049 1 055 28 031 270 20 951 026 7 080 244 13 750 1 318 999
New constructions 6 498 5 710 788 22 122 076 17 708 729 4 413 347 12 954 1 247 205
Reconstructions  1 606 1 339 267 5 909 194 3 242 297 2 666 897 7961) 71 7941)

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

3 BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED ON BUILDINGS, SEPTEMBER 2022

  Number of permits Floor area, m2 Volume, m3
Total 839 352 507 1 536 053
New buildings 695 329 749 1 441 712
Residential buildings with: 594 190 018 594 705
One dwelling 376 77 885 247 652
Two dwellings 63 16 867 51 499
Three and more dwellings 154 93 655 289 444
Residences for communities 1 1 611 6 110
Non-residential buildings 101 139 731 847 007
Hotels and similar buildings 15 8 097 26 624
Office buildings 5 6 211 21 084
Wholesale and retail trade buildings 11 39 994 233 139
Traffic and communication buildings 8 695 3 084
Industrial buildings and warehouses 30 70 493 496 864
Public entertainment, education, hospital or institutional care buildings 4 4 872 16 940
Other non-residential buildings 28 9 369 49 272
Additions (extensions)1) 57 22 758 94 341
Residential buildings 39 8 316 24 791
Non-residential buildings 18 14 442 69 550
Conversion and improvement 87 - -
Residential buildings 61 - -
Non-residential buildings 26 - -

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, SEPTEMBER 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 1 500 147 023 128 433 476 279 135 35 11 3
Dwellings in new buildings 1 413 139 904 109 416 442 268 131 33 11 3
Residential buildings with: 1 404 139 162 109 413 438 267 130 33 11 3
One dwelling 376 58 237 8 20 78 121 104 31 11 3
Two dwellings 125 12 960 4 30 34 47 8 2 - -
Three and more dwellings 903 67 965 97 363 326 99 18 - - -
Non-residential buildings 9 742 - 3 4 1 1 - - -
Dwellings got by additions and extensions 70 5 955 9 15 30 10 4 2 - -
Dwellings got by converting non-residential area into dwellings 17 1 164 10 2 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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