Building permits in Romania advance 3.4%, Jan.-Oct., 2018
By Edwig Ban
The number of building permits issued for residential buildings in Romania during the first ten months of 2018 increased by 3.4% compared with the same period of the previous year, to 36,720, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday.
In October, 3,705 permits for residential buildings were issued, down 7.5% from September 2018, and 4% from October 2017.
According to INS data, 36,720 permits for residential buildings were issued between January 1 and October 31, 2018, with increases in the following development regions: South-Muntenia (+449), South-Vest Oltenia (+ 400), South-East (+275), West (+258), North-West (+126) and Center (+125).
On the other hand, decreases were reported in the North-East Development Regions (-224 ) and Bucharest-Ilfov (-185).
In October 2018, 3,705 permits were issued for the construction of residential buildings, of which 66.3% were for the countryside. Regional distribution shows a decrease by 301 in the number of permits issued for residential buildings reflected in the following development regions: Bucharest-Ilfov (-103), South-East (-74), South-Muntenia (-72), North-East (-71), North-West (-55), South-West Oltenia (-12) and Center (-3).
Increases were recorded only in the West development region (+89).
In October 2018, compared with the same month of the previous year, there was a decrease in the number of building permits issued for residential buildings (-156), a trend reflected in the Bucharest-Ilfov development region (-168) and West (-89).
At the same time, increases were in the following development regions: South-East (+54), South-West Oltenia (+24), South-Muntenia (+17), Nort-West (+4) and North-East (+2).
In the development region Center, the same number of permits was issued as in October 2017.

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