The Statistics Office reported on September 3 that in the first six months of this year, construction of 12,931 apartments was launched, 7,126 apartments were completed, and 60,790 apartments were under construction.
The number of new apartments was higher by 4,039 year-on-year, meaning 45.4 percent growth; the number of completed units increased by 590, or 9 percent, year-on-year; and the number of housing units under construction was higher by 4,818, or 8.6 percent. At the same time, the total number of apartments decreased by 1,045 units, which was 56.4 percent more than in the same period last year. Of this, 620 were demolished, down 5.6 percent from a year ago. In family houses, the number of completed apartments rose by 1.9 percent to 3,610. The construction of 6,315 apartments was launched in family houses, up 32.6 percent. The number of apartments under construction in houses grew 11.4 percent to 36,759.
In the first six months of this year, the highest number of completed apartments was in the Bratislava Region, namely 2,326, up 0.3 percent year-on-year; followed by the Trnava Region and Žilina Region. Thus, 32.6 percent of completed apartments were in the Bratislava Region, 17.4 percent in the Trnava Region, 12.6 percent in the Žilina Region, 8.7 percent in the Prešov Region, 8.1 percent in the Košice Region, 7.5 percent in the Trenčín Region, 7.4 percent in the Nitra Region and 5.7 percent in the Banská Bystrica Region. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Sep 2008 at 9:30