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2019-02-15

Building construction


In IV quarter 2018, a decrease in the number of building permits issued for the construction of new buildings and the number of new buildings completed was observed
  • In IV quarter 2018, 1 598 building permits were issued for the construction of buildings, i.e. by 20.1 per cent less than in the respective period of 2017.

  • 1 383 building permits were issued for the construction of residential buildings, i.e. by 21.9 per cent less than a year ago. The construction of individual residential houses continued to predominate in the country – it accounted for 96.7 per cent of all permits issued. Building permits were issued for the construction of 1 625 new individual houses whose useful floor area will be by 21.9 per cent smaller than in IV quarter 2017, and 89 blocks of flats whose useful floor area will be by 32.6 per cent larger than in IV quarter 2017.

Table 1. Building permits issued for the construction of new residential buildings in IV quarter 2018

 

Number of building permits

Building permits for the construction of

Average useful floor area per dwelling, m2

buildings

dwellings

dwellings, against IV quarter 2017, growth, drop, per cent

useful floor area of dwellings, thous. m2

useful floor area of dwellings, against IV quarter 2017, growth, drop, per cent

Total

1 383

1 715

3 541

–1.7

338.0

–9.7

95.5

1–2 dwelling buildings (individual houses)

1 337

1 625

1 847

–17.7

227.0

–21.9

122.9

3 and more dwelling buildings (blocks of flats)

45

89

1 694

24.7

111.0

32.6

65.5

Residences for communities (hostels)

1

1

x

x

x

x

x

x – the indicator is not calculated in such expression
 

  • In IV quarter 2018, 215 building permits were issued for the construction of new non-residential buildings, i.e. by 6.5 per cent less than in the respective period of 2017. The total floor area of the new non-residential buildings whose construction was authorized will be by 21.4 per cent larger than in the respective period of 2017. In terms of the total floor area, the largest share of building permits issued were those for the construction of industrial buildings and warehouses (36.1 per cent) and office buildings (23.5 per cent).

Table 2. Building permits issued for the construction of non-residential buildings in IV quarter 2018

 

Number of building permits

Building permits for the construction of

non-residential buildings

total floor area, thous. m2

total floor area of non-residential buildings, against IV quarter 2017, growth, drop, per cent, times

volume, thous. m3

Total

215

247

515.6

21.4

4 063.6

office buildings

16

17

121.4

49.3

611.5

industrial buildings and warehouses

52

64

186.3

17.8

1 863.0

farm buildings

27

31

32.8

–21.9

215.7

transport and communication

11

12

11.1

5.7

92.2

trade, hotels, catering enterprises

32

40

101.4

29.5

872.3

schools, universities and research centres

3

4

12.9

84.3

69.9

culture and sports buildings

5

5

16.0

8.0 times

141.2

other

69

74

33.7

–14.2

197.8

 

  • In IV quarter 2018, 1 807 new residential and non-residential buildings were completed, i.e. by 9.5 per cent less than in the respective quarter of 2017.

  • 1 623 new residential buildings with 3 031 dwellings were completed, of which 58.5 per cent – in individual houses. The useful floor area of the dwellings completed amounted to 322.4 thousand m2, i.e. by 7.4 per cent less than in IV quarter 2017. The average useful floor area of a dwelling in an individual house amounted to 140.2 m2, in blocks of flats – 58.6 m2.

  • In IV quarter 2018, almost half (49.1 per cent) of all dwellings completed were in Vilnius, 24.7 per cent – Kaunas, 13.1 per cent – Klaipėda counties.

Table 3. New residential buildings completed in IV quarter 2018

 

Number of buildings

Dwellings

Average useful floor area of dwelling, m2

number

against IV quarter 2017, drop, growth, per cent

useful floor area, thous. m2

useful floor area of dwellings, against IV quarter 2017, drop, growth, per cent

Total

1 623

3 031

–4.0

322.4

–7.4

106.4

1–2 dwelling buildings (individual houses)

1 575

1 774

–8.7

248.7

–8.4

140.2

3 and more dwelling buildings (blocks of flats)

48

1 257

3.4

73.7

–3.7

58.6

 

  • In IV quarter 2018, 184 new non-residential buildings were completed. Their total floor area amounted to 313.2 thousand m2, i.e. by 3.7 per cent larger than in the respective quarter 2017. In terms of the total floor area, industrial buildings and warehouses (138.7 thousand m2) and office buildings (54.7 thousand m2) accounted for the largest share.
  • In IV quarter 2018, in terms of the total floor area, 44.6 per cent of all new non-residential buildings completed were in Vilnius, 22.3 per cent – Kaunas, 8 per cent – Šiauliai counties.

  • In 2018, 7 625 building permits were issued for the construction of new residential and non‑residential buildings. Building permits for the construction of residential buildings (6 655 permits) accounted for the largest share (87.3 per cent), i.e. by 4.1 per cent more than in 2017.

  • 16 658 dwellings are intended to be made in 8 082 residential buildings, i.e. by 3.1 per cent more than in 2017. 7 764 building permits were issued for the construction of individual houses, 314 permits – for blocks of flats and 4 permits – for hostels.

  • In 2018, against 2017, the number of building permits for the construction of new non-residential buildings decreased by 2.5 per cent, however, the total floor area of these buildings will be by 10.9 per cent larger than a year ago. In terms of the total floor area, the largest share of building permits issued were those for the construction of industrial buildings and warehouses (42.3 per cent) and office buildings (15.3 per cent).

  • In 2018, 7 173 new residential and non-residential buildings were completed, 89.7 per cent of them – residential.

  • 12 244 dwellings were installed in 6 434 residential buildings completed. Against 2017, the number of new residential buildings completed increased by 0.2 per cent, the number of dwellings in them – 10.9 per cent, and the useful floor area in the dwellings – by 4.2 per cent.

  • In 2018, the construction of individual residential houses continued to predominate in the country –57 per cent of all dwellings built were in individual residential houses. The average useful floor area of the dwelling in an individual residential house was 141.5 m2, that of the dwelling in a block of flats – 59.8 m2.

  • In 2018, 739 new non-residential buildings were completed. Their total floor area amounted to 990.1 thousand m2, i.e. by 0.8 per cent less than in 2017. In terms of the total floor area, industrial buildings and warehouses (378.8 thousand m2), as well as office buildings and trade, hotels and catering enterprises (156 thousand m2 each) accounted for the largest share.


The news release has been prepared based on the data from the Building Permits and State Construction Supervision Information System the Republic of Lithuania (IS) Infostatyba.


Concepts

A building is considered completed when, in accordance with the established procedure, the statements of completion of construction and the declarations on the completion of construction in compliance with design solution are drawn up. The date of signing a statement or a declaration is considered as the date of completion of construction.

A building permit – a permission to build a new building (buildings); a permission to reconstruct a building (buildings); a permission to renovate (modernize) a building (buildings); design documentation of construction which has been given a written approval of an authorised civil servant (authorised civil servants); a written consent for construction given by the owner (owners) or the holder (holders) of a land plot or adjacent land plots; a permission to continue the suspended construction.


A news release on building construction in I quarter 2019 is due on 15 May 2019.


More information on the issue is available in the Database of Indicators.



Contact info :

Jolanta Nikolajeva
Chief Specialist, Short Term Business Statistics Division
Tel. (+370 5) 236 4603
Email jolanta.nikolajeva@stat.gov.lt

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