Area of licensed buildings in Jordan up by 72% to July 2021-DoS


[13-09-2021 10:56 AM]

Ammon News - By the end of last July of 2021, the total area of licensed buildings reached 4.516 million square metres, compared with 2.625 million square metres during the same period of 2020, marking a 72 per cent increase, according to official figures, Jordan News Agency Petra reported.

The Department of Statistics (DoS) said on Sunday that the total number of building licences issued in the Kingdom rose by 69.3 per cent during the January-July period when compared with the same period of 2020, reaching 14,531 licences.

The area of housing buildings totalled 3.941 million square metres in the first seven months of 2021, compared with 2.279 million square metres in the same period last year, registering an increase of 72.9 per cent, the DoS said, as reported by Petra.

The DoS stated in its report that the total area of buildings licensed for non-residential purposes showed a hike of 66.2 per cent, amounting to some 575,000 square metres in the first seven months of 2021 compared with around 346 million square metres in the same period last year.

Licensed buildings for housing comprised 87.3 per cent of the total area of licensed buildings, according to the department.

The central region of the Kingdom registered 66 per cent of the total area of licensed buildings, while the north recorded 24.1 per cent and the south witnessed only 9.9 per cent, according to the DoS.




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