The Malta Independent 13 July 2024, Saturday
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384 building permits for a total of 1,827 new dwellings approved in Q3 – NSO

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:12 Last update: about 9 months ago

During the third quarter of 2023, 384 building permits for a total of 1,827 new dwellings were approved, registering a decrease of 12.7 per cent when compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the NSO said Tuesday.

Approved residential building permits and dwellings

Building permits are authorisations to initiate new building projects. The objective of these statistics is to indicate the future development of construction activity in terms of the number of approved new dwellings.

During the third quarter of 2023, 384 building permits for a total of 1,827 new dwellings were approved. When compared to the corresponding quarter of 2022, the number of building permits decreased by 13.9 per cent while the number of approved new dwellings decreased by 12.7 per cent. The average number of approved new dwellings per building permit stood at 4.8.

Approved new dwellings by type1

The majority of new dwellings approved during the third quarter of 2023 were apartments (1,337), followed by penthouses (276), maisonettes (141), terraced houses (61) and other residential units1 (12). Apartments accounted for 73.2 per cent of the total number of approved new dwellings.

Approved new dwellings by district

When compared to the corresponding quarter of 2022, the number of new dwellings approved in Malta decreased by 6.5 per cent while those in Gozo and Comino decreased by 35.5 per cent. The highest number of approved new dwellings was registered in the Northern Harbour district (528) while the lowest number was recorded in the Western district (160).

Approved new dwellings by locality2

The highest number of approved new dwellings was issued in San Pawl Il-Baħar (222). This was followed by Il-Mosta (110), Birkirkara (107), Ħal Qormi (85) and Tas-Sliema (82).

 

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