Number of residential buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina is growing
Housing growth in Bosnia and Herzegovina has not slowed due to the pandemic. The number of issued building permits for apartments for the period January-September this year is 20.8 percent higher compared to the same period last year. At the same time, the data from Bosnia and Herzegovina statistics office shows that the total number of issued building permits for past nine months of this year is lower by 8.8 percent.
In September alone, approvals were issued for the construction of 845 apartments, of which 779 apartments are under new construction. The number of planned apartments for construction in September 2020, compared to the number of planned apartments for construction in 2019, is higher by 32.5 percent. By the way, a total of 345 building permits were issued in September, of which 270 for high-rise buildings and 75 for low-rise buildings.
In the first six months of 2020, 1,245 apartments were built in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period in 2019.