Bulgaria: 751 newly built residential buildings in Q1 2020

According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2020 the number of newly built residential buildings was 751 and the newly built dwellings in them were 3 473.

Compared to the first quarter of 2019 the buildings were by 86 more (or by 12.9%), and the newly built dwellings in them increased by 876 or by 33.7%.

In the first quarter of 2020, 79.4% of the newly built residential buildings were with steel-concrete construction, 17.7% with solid structure, 2.5% with ‘other’ and 0.4% with panel.

Highest is the relative share of houses (72.2%), followed by blocks of flats (19.1%). As compared to the first quarter of 2019 the number of newly built houses, blocks of flats and the country houses rose.

The highest number of residential buildings built is in Varna district – 100 residential buildings with 699 dwellings, followed by Sofia – 99 residential buildings with 852 dwellings and Plovdiv – 99 buildings with 308 dwellings in them.

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