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Istat: positive signs for residential construction in the first half 2016

Posted: 24 January 2017

According to an analysis of Istat in the first half of 2016, residential construction showed positive signs.

The number of new housing has returned to exceed the threshold of 10,000 units in the first quarter to almost 11,500 in the second, although it is reported a slight decrease (-1.1%) compared to the first half 2015.

More marked is the half-year improvement recorded in terms of usable surface space (+4.0%).

The non-residential construction showed a decrease of 8.3%.