Bulgaria - Building Permits

Bulgaria: Building Permits

Mnemonic HPMT.IBGR
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 14.42 %
Data 2020 Q1 2,256
2019 Q4 2,636

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release Building Permits
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2005
End Date 3/31/2020

Bulgaria: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits 2020 Q1 2,256 2,636 #, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index 2020 Q1 135.57 133.99 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for Existing Homes 2020 Q1 137.76 134.55 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for New Homes 2020 Q1 131.83 133 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits 2020 Q1 905 1,124 #, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2020 Q1 751 937 #, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Permits 2020 Q1 1,351 1,512 #, NSA Quarterly
Dwelling Stocks 2019 3,970,719 3,959,285 # Annual

Release Information

The purpose of this data is to supply information about issued permits for new buildings by type and gross building area. Building permits is a good short-term indicator to predict the development on construction and can be used to analyze the activites of construction. 

Here are some definitions provided by the source: 

  • Building is a roofed construction site which can be used separately, and it is built for permanent purposes.  Buildings are subdivided into residential and non-residential buildings.
  • Residential buildings are buildings in which at least half of the useful floor area is used for permanent residential habitation.
  • One-dwelling buildings – houses, villas, bungalows for living by one household;
  • Two-and more dwelling buildings – buildings such as flat blocks, apartment houses, detached houses, semi-detached or terraced houses with two and more dwellings and they have a common entrance
  • Residences for communities - residences and service residences for the elderly, students, children and other social groups, e.g. retirement homes, works’ hostels, hostels for the homeless, etc.(exclude-hotels).
  • Dwelling – is one or more rooms for living and service floor area in a building with solid structure for own use. The dwelling must have an exit to a generally accessible part (stairs, yard or straight on the street).
  • Non-residential buildings are buildings which are mainly used or intended for use for nonresidential purpose.
  • Office buildings - buildings used as places for business and administrative purpose , e.g. banks, post offices, government department offices, conference and congress centers, law courts, parliament buildings;
  • Other non-residential buildings –all other buildings not mentioned in the previous definition used for industrial, wholesale and retail trade, traffic and communication, public entertainment, agriculture, education purposes, hospitals, hotels and others. 
  • Gross building area - a sum of all floors areas in external dimensions (including functionalareas and covered thoroughfares for ancillary use).

The source of the data is building permits issued for new buildings from municipal authorities. 

 According to the source, data revisions are "Not applicable."

The information found above was taken directly from the source site, the National Statistical Institute - Bulgaria.