Close to 4,000 construction permits for residential buildings were issued this July, 3.5 percent less compared to June 2015 but up by 4.3 percent compared to July 2014, according to data from the National Institute for Statistics.

In the first eight seven months, 22,271 construction permits were issued for residential buildings, 3.3 percent more compared to the same period last year.

In July 2015, 3,972 construction permits were issued for residential buildings, out of which 63.3 percent were for rural areas.The regional distribution shows a decrease in the number of construction permits issued for residential buildings in most of the development regions, the most significant being registered in: South-East (-91 permits), Bucharest Ilfov (-34), South-West Oltenia (-12) and North-East (-11).  In the West development region, the number of construction permits issued for residential buildings increased by 28 permits.

In July 2015, compared to the same month of the previous year, there was an increase in the number of construction permits issued for residential buildings in the following development regions: Bucharest-Ilfov (+105permits), West (+50), South-East (+47), North‐West (+46) and North-East (+22). There was a decrease in the
following three development regions: Centre (-68 permits), South-Muntenia (-24) and South-West Oltenia (-13).

In the first seven months of 2015, 22,271 construction permits were issued for residential buildings, 3.3 percent more compared to the same period last year. The following development regions saw increases: South-East (+367permits), North-East (+295), South-Muntenia (+160), North-West (+101) and West (+50).
There were drops in the number of construction permits issued for residential buildings in the following development regions: Centre (-167 permits), Bucharest-Ilfov (-84) and South-West Oltenia (-7).

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