Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
Building Licenses in Palestine third quarter 2013
Decrease in the building licenses during third quarter 2013*
A total of 2,219 building licenses were issued in the Third quarter of 2013.
The total number of building licenses issued in the Third quarter of 2013 decreased by 11.3% compared to the second quarter 2013. while, the total number of building licenses issued for the Third quarter of 2013 increased by 24.8% compared to the Third quarter of 2012.
The area of licensed buildings (residential and non-residential) totaled one million m2, of which new buildings made up 919 thousand m2 and existing buildings 128 thousand m2.
The total number of licensed dwellings was 4,582 of which 3,926 were new units with a total area of 675 thousand m2 and 656 were existing dwellings with a total area of 106 thousand m2.
The number of new dwellings in the Third quarter of 2013 was 10.9% higher than in the Second quarter of 2013 and 26.4% higher than in the Third quarter of 2012.
Number of Building Licenses issued in Palestine*, Third Quarter 2012 to Third Quarter 2013
* The data exclude those parts of Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967.