Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Press Release on Building Licenses in Palestine, Second Quarter 2015
Number of building licenses in Palestine* increased in the second quarter 2015 compared to the previous quarter of the same year and decreased compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014
A total of 2,345 building licenses were issued in the second quarter of 2015.
The total number of building licenses issued in the second quarter of 2015 increased by 19.0% compared with the first quarter of the same year while, decreased by 4.2% compared with the second quarter of 2014.
The area of licensed buildings (residential and non-residential) totaled 1,021.8 thousand m2 in the second quarter of 2015, of which new buildings made up 891.4 thousand m2 and existing buildings comprised 130.4 thousand m2.
The number of licensed new dwellings in the second quarter of 2015 was 3,838 with a total area of 691.9 thousand m2 and 665 were existing dwellings with a total area of 108.5 thousand m2.
The number of new dwellings in the second quarter of 2015 was 19.0% higher than the first quarter of the same year, also increased by the 6.8% compared to the second quarter of 2014.
Number of Building Licenses issued in Palestine*, Second Quarter 2014 to Second
* The data excludes those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed by Israel in1967.