More than 10 000 new dwellings
A total of 10 308 new dwellings were given building starts in January-April this year. This is an increase of 16.1 per cent compared with the same period last year.
|April 2013||So far this year||Change in per cent. Month||Change in per cent. So far this year|
|April 2013||April 2012 - April 2013||April 2012 - April 2013|
|Number of dwellings||2 415||10 308||14.2||16.1|
|Utility floor space, 1000 m2|
|Other buildings||518.4||1 681.4||17.3||-1.3|
|Industrial buildings||394.4||1 233.9||20.0||-1.5|
|Holiday property(cottages), private garages and other non-industrial activities||124.0||447.5||9.6||-1.0|
A total of 2 415 new dwellings were given building starts in April; an increase of 301 dwellings compared with April last year. This is an increase of a good 14 per cent.
Figures for square metres of utility floor space are, however, lower. Hitherto building permits have been given for almost 3.1 million square metres; an increase of 5.6 per cent, whereof almost 1.4 million square metres of utility floor space are for dwellings.
Within utility floor space for other than dwellings there has been a minor decrease. Utility floor space in the industrial sector has decreased by 1.5 per cent, and holiday properties (cottages), private garages and other non-industrial activities decreased by 1 per cent.