Multi-dwelling houses dominate
In the first quarter of 2013, building was started on 7 900 dwellings, with a total 1 043 000 square metres of utility floor space. New dwellings increased by more than 16 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2012.
|1st quarter 2012||1st quarter 2013||Changes in per cent|
|Number of dwellings|
|Building work started||6 791||7 897||16.3|
|Buildings completed||5 246||6 324||20.5|
|Utility floor space other than in dwellings, 1000 m2|
|Building work started||1 284.3||1 162.5||-9.5|
|Buildings completed||1 342.8||1 248.6||-7.0|
The rise in house building is unequally distributed by building types. Multi-dwelling houses dominate in absolute figures, with 3 800 new dwellings. This is almost half of the new dwellings.
In the first quarter of 2013, building was started on 840 000 square metres of utility floor space within the industrial sector. This is a decrease of a good 11 per cent. The level of building activity is especially low within industry and office buildings.