Romania building permits drop 23.4% in September

In September 2009, municipalities issued 4,724 construction permits for homebuildings, 23.4% fewer than a year-ago period, and 1.5% more than a month earlier this year.

September 2009 vs September 2008

In September 2009, 1.441 fewer permits were issued for home buildings compared to the same period of last year, decline reflected in all areas. The biggest declines were observed in North-East (-385 permits), Bucharest-Ilfov (-265 permits), Center (-195 permits), South-Muntenia (-188) and South-West Oltenia (-142).

September 2009 vs August 2009

Of all the building permits issued by municipalities for residential buildings, in September 2009, 64.3% are for the rural area. According to the statistics office, data broken down by regions shows increases in the number of permits in four areas: Center (+153), Bucharest-Ilfov (+77), North-West and South-East (+4 each). In the remaining regions, building permits fell in the period under review.

Jan-Sep 2009 vs Jan-Sep 2008

During January 1 – September 30, 2009, municipalities issued 37,758 building permits, 20.4% fewer than the same period of last year. The biggest decreases were observed in: Bucharest-Ilfov (-2641), South-Muntenia (-1469), North-East (-1424), and Center (-1238).

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