In July, 2,278 building permits were issued in Serbia, which is 13.6% more than in the same period last year, the State Statistics Bureau said yesterday. Of the total permits issued in July, 84.0% related to the construction of buildings and 16.0% to other structures.
76.2 % of the permits were issued for residential buildings and 23.8 % for non-residential buildings, the remaining permits were issued for construction of pipelines, communication and power lines (72.0 %).
According to the available data, building permits were issued for the construction of a total of 2,521 flats, with of average size of 73.9 square metres. Of the total number of flats in new residential buildings, 11.6% of the flats will be built in buildings with only one flat, with an average size of 151.5 square metres, while 86.6% of the flats will be built in buildings with three or more flats, and their average size will be considerably smaller, amounting to 61.7 square metres.
The expected value of new construction work in July 2021 is 88.4% of the total expected value of work. The largest construction activity is expected in the Belgrade area, 36.1% of the planned value of new construction, followed by the Srem region (15.4%), South Bačka region (5.4%), Zlatibor region (4.9%) and Niš (4.8%), while the share of other areas in Serbia in total construction activity ranges from 0.1% to 4.4%.
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