Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Press Release on Building Licenses in Palestine, Third Quarter 2014
Decrease in the number of building licenses in Palestine*
A total of 2,039 building licenses were issued in the third quarter of 2014.
The total number of building licenses issued in the third quarter of 2014 decreased by 16.7% compared with the second quarter of 2014 and was 8.1% lower than in the third quarter of 2013.
The area of licensed buildings (residential and non-residential) totaled 917.6 thousand m2 in the third quarter of 2014, of which new buildings made up 784.6 thousand m2 and existing buildings comprised 133 thousand m2.
The total number of licensed dwellings in the third quarter was 3,571, of which 2,929 were new units with a total area of 600.2 thousand m2 and 642 were existing dwellings with a total area of 105.3 thousand m2.
The number of new dwellings in the third quarter of 2014 was 18.5% lower than the second quarter of 2014 and 25.4% lower than the third quarter of 2013.
Number of Building Licenses issued in Palestine*,
Third Quarter 2013 to Third Quarter 2014
* The data excludes those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed by Israel in1967.