Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Press Release on Building Licenses in Palestine, First Quarter 2014
Increase in the number of building licenses in Palestine*
A total of 2,445 building licenses were issued in the first quarter of 2014.
The total number of building licenses issued in the first quarter of 2014 increased by 14.4% compared with the fourth quarter of 2013 and was 7.2% higher than in the first quarter of 2013.
The area of licensed buildings (residential and non-residential) totaled 1.149 million m2, of which new buildings made up 993 thousand m2 and existing buildings comprised 156 thousand m2.
The total number of licensed dwellings was 4,646, of which 3,804 were new units with a total area of 687 thousand m2 and 842 were existing dwellings with a total area of 140 thousand m2.
The number of new dwellings in the first quarter of 2014 was 30% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 19.9% higher than the first quarter of 2013.
Number of Building Licenses issued in Palestine*,
First Quarter 2013 to First Quarter 2014
* The data exclude those parts of Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967.