Wednesday, 13 April 2022

DZS: Number of Building Permits Issued in February up 21% Year-on-year

ZAGREB, 13 April 2022 - In February this year, 993 building permits were issued in Croatia, which is 21.1% more than in the same month last year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Of those, 882 or 88.8% were issued for buildings and 111 or 11.2% for other structures.

Compared with February 2021, the number of building permits issued for buildings increased by 30.7% and the number of those issued for other structures fell by 23.4%.

The value of works envisaged in the permits was HRK 3 billion, which is 28.3% more than in February 2021, when their value was HRK 2.3 billion.

The permits issued for buildings estimated the value of works at HRK 2.3 billion (+34.6%) and the permits issued for other structures estimated the value of works at HRK 675 million (+10.1%).

Of the total number of building permits, 806 (81.2%) were issued for new-builds and 187 (18.8%) for reconstruction projects.

A total of 1,780 building permits were issued in January and February 2022, an increase of 12.2% compared with the same period in 2021.

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Thursday, 10 March 2022

Price of New Flats Up 7.8% in 2021

ZAGREB, 10 March 2022 - The average price of new flats in Croatia in 2021 was HRK 13,713 per square metre, which is 7.8% more than in 2020, show data from the national statistical office.

In the capital Zagreb, the average price of a new flat was HRK 14,672 per square metre, 4.7% more than in 2020, while in other cities it was HRK 12,577 or 12.3% more.

The average price of a new flat sold by companies and other legal entities, not including the government-subsidized housing construction scheme, was HRK 13,843 per square metre, 7.6% more than in 2020.

The price of those flats in Zagreb was up by 4.6% to HRK 14,891, while in other cities it was 12.1% higher, at HRK 12,627.

The average price of flats built under the POS subsidized housing construction scheme was HRK 7,642, 0.8% down from 2020.

In Zagreb, POS flats cost HRK 7,689 per square metre on average, up 2.3% from 2020, while in other cities they cost HRK 7,472 per square metre, 7.2% down.

In 2021, 4,678 new flats were sold, of which 2,594 in Zagreb and 2,084 in other cities. Of the total number of sold flats, 82 were flats from the POS scheme and 4,596 were sold by companies and other legal entities.

In the second half of 2021, the average price of a new flat in Croatia was HRK 14,038 per square metre, 11% more than in the same period of 2020.

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Monday, 13 December 2021

DZS: Number of Building Permits Isued in October Up 12.1% Y-o-Y

ZAGREB, 13 Dec 2021 - A total of 1,031 building permits were issued in Croatia in October 2021, which is an increase of 12.1% compared with October 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Monday.

By type of construction, 891 permits (86.4%) were issued for buildings and 140 permits (13.6%) were issued for other structures, such as roads, railways, pipelines, bridges, and sports grounds.

The number of building permits issued for buildings was 17.9% higher than in October last year, while the number of building permits issued for other structures was 14.6% lower.

The value of works envisaged by the building permits issued was HRK 2.98 billion, which is 1.8% less than in October 2020 when their value was HRK 3 billion.

The building permits issued in October 2021 provided for the construction of 1,809 apartments, which is 4% more than in the same month last year.

In the year to October 2021, a total of 8,725 building permits were issued, up by 13.8% year on year. The value of works envisaged by the permits issued was HRK 25.9 billion, an increase of 13.8%.

By type of construction, 7,401 permits were issued for the construction of buildings (+16.2%), while 1,324 permits were issued for other structures (+1.8%).

The building permits issued in the first ten months of 2021 envisaged the construction of 13,732 apartments (+17.3%).

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

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Tuesday, 13 July 2021

9% More Building Permits Issued in May

ZAGREB, 13 July, 2021 - In May 2021, 835 building permits were issued, which was 9% more than in May 2020, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

By types of constructions, 82.6% of the permits were issued for buildings and 17.4% for civil engineering works, up by 9.3% and 7.4% on the year respectively.

The permits issued in May 2021 envisaged almost HRK 3 billion worth of construction works, up by 12.7% on the year.

Based on the types of construction works, 75.8% of the permits were issued for new constructions and 24.2% for reconstructions.

The permits issued in May 2021 envisage the construction of 1,583 flats.

In the first five months of 2021, 4,931 building permits were issued, up 21.3% on the year, envisaging HRK 12.64 billion worth of construction works, up 21.1% from January-May 2020.

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Zadar Obtains Building Permit for Damaged Riva Reconstruction

It's been a whole year since the Zadar waterfront (riva), especially the pier, was severely damaged during a strong storm.

As Morski writes on the 20th of November, 2019, upon seeing the gravity of the situation along the historic Dalmatian city's waterfront, the state of disrepair of which was actually initially recorded around ten or so years ago when experts advised that it should be redeveloped, preparations for the waterfront's revitalisation were finally taken seriously by Zadar's local government.

There has been no money in the city budget to carry out the much needed reconstruction work so far, according to a report from 057 info.

In order to receive 70 million kuna for the waterfront's rehabilitation and reconstruction, the Zadar waterfront will need to change its ''status'' from being maritime domain of general use under the jurisdiction of the City of Zadar, as such, it will become a port open to public transport. Such a status will see certain areas of the waterfront be managed by the state through the Zadar Port Authority. In this way, and through the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, the City of Zadar hopes for faster funding for the necessary works from European Union (EU) funds.

In the meantime, information from the Department of Construction and Physical Planning was received. In the area off the coast of Peter Krešimir IV, amendments to the spatial plan of the City of Zadar, which have not yet entered into force, will create the preconditions for the establishment of a port area - which will become the aforementioned port which is open to public transport. Around a month ago, a valid building permit was obtained for the reconstruction of that particular area. The project covers the rehabilitation of the coastal wall along the entire waterfront from "Foša" to the ''Sea Organ'', including the existing pier, all within its existing dimensions, according to the Construction Department.

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