AMMAN — The total area of licensed buildings in the first seven months of 2021 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, the Department of Statistics (DoS) announced on Sunday.
The department added that the total number of building licences issued in the Kingdom increased 69.3 per cent during the January-July period of 2021 to 14,531 licences, when compared with the same period of 2020 that saw 8,583 licenses, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The area of housing buildings totalled 3.941 million square metres in the January-July period of 2021, compared with 2.279 million square metres in the same period last year, registering a hike of 72.9 per cent, the DoS said.
The DoS stated in its report that the total area of buildings licensed for non-residential purposes showed an increase of 66.2 per cent, amounting to some 575,000 square metres in the first seven months of 2021, compared with around 346,000 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 9.9 per cent, according to the DoS.
At a monthly level, data showed that the number of building permits in July reached 1,898, while the area of licensed buildings reached 683,000 square metres, compared with 609,000 square metres during the same month of 2020, registering an increase of 12.2 per cent.
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