Residential construction in the South Bohemia Region grew by 17.7 pct year-on-year last year

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2024-04-02   11:48
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The South Bohemian Region achieved the most significant increase in the number of completed flats among regions in the Czech Republic last year, by 17.7 percent compared to the previous year. In the Czech Republic as a whole, statistics recorded a 3.3 percent year-on-year decline in construction. The number of new housing starts in South Bohemia also increased year-on-year - by 1.8 per cent to 2017, which secured the region's second place among the regions. Nationally, housing starts fell 15.5 percent year-over-year in 2023. This is according to data from the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ).

Across the Czech Republic, builders started construction of 35,700 new flats last year. The South Bohemian Region had a 5.6 percent share in this and ranked fifth in the ranking of regions. The construction of flats in apartment buildings recorded a significant increase in the region. In 2023, 600 housing starts were made in the South Bohemia region, almost double the number in 2022. As for housing starts in single-family homes, there was a decline of more than a quarter from 2022. Last year, builders started construction on 964 of them.

"When comparing the South Bohemian districts, the highest number of new flats started in Písek, and this was double. The Český Krumlov district also showed a high increase in the number of housing starts. Its territory saw almost 90 percent more flats started year-on-year and it contributed the most to the total construction of the region - 22.7 percent," said Irena Votrubová from the regional administration of the Czech Statistical Office in České Budějovice. The deepest decline was achieved in the České Budějovice district, where 41.6 percent fewer flats were started year-on-year.

In the Czech Republic, 38,082 flats were completed in 2023. The South Bohemian Region contributed 6.2 per cent, which ranks it sixth in the inter-regional comparison. In South Bohemia, people have completed 1,423 flats in family houses, an increase of 11.3 per cent year-on-year. Their share in total completed construction was 60.1 percent. Construction in apartment buildings increased by 37 percent.

Source: CTK and ČSÚ

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