Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Press Release on Building Licenses in Palestine, Second Quarter 2013
Number of building licenses in Palestine* rose compared to previous quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2012
A total of 2,501 building licenses were issued in the second quarter of 2013.
The total number of building licenses issued in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 9.6% compared to the first quarter 2013. Also, the total number of building licenses issued for the second quarter of 2013 was 14.2% higher than in the second quarter of 2012.
The area of licensed buildings (residential and non-residential) totaled 1.082 million m2, of which new buildings made up 906 thousand m2 and existing buildings 176 thousand m2.
The total number of licensed dwellings was 4,369 of which 3,540 were new units with a total area of 593 thousand m2 and 829 were existing dwellings with a total area of 145 thousand m2.
The number of new dwellings in the second quarter of 2013 was 11.6% higher than in the first quarter of 2013 and 17.8% higher than the second quarter of 2012.
Number of Building Licenses issued in Palestine*, Second Quarter 2012 to Second Quarter 2013
* The data exclude those parts of Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967.