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Istat: Indicators of building permits are on the rise

Posted: 18 October 2018

The building permits indicators measure the quarterly evolution in the number of dwellings used for residential purposes, square metres of residential useful floor area and square metres of non-residential area using the Classification of types of Construction (CC).

The number of dwellings in new buildings increased by 8.7% in first quarter 2018 with respect to first quarter 2017.
The useful floor area increased by 6.8% in the first quarter compared with the same period of 2017.

Non-residential area increased by 53.3% in the first quarter of 2018 with respect to first quarter 2017. The number of dwellings in new buildings increased by 7.6% in the first quarter 2018 with respect to fourth quarter 2017.

The useful floor area increased by 9.8% in the first quarter compared with previous quarters. Non-residential area increased by 57.3% in the first quarter of 2018 respect to fourth quarter 2017.