Croatia - Residential Building Permits

Croatia: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 29.3 %
Data Jan 2023 473
Dec 2022 669

Series Information

Source Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Release Building permits issued
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2002
End Date 1/31/2023

Croatia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits Jan 2023 789 1,019 #, NSA Monthly
Non-residential Building Permits Jan 2023 125 137 #, NSA Monthly
Residential Building Permits Jan 2023 473 669 #, NSA Monthly
House Price Index 2022 Q3 162.44 157.94 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

For Croatia, monthly detailed construction permits (number, floor space, volume) issued, by action (new, addition, conversion) and structure (res, non-res, dwelling count, purpose).

  • Measurements:
    • Unitary count (#)
    • Square meters (m²)
    • Cubic meters (m³)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: Mostly 2002m1

This release presents the data collected by using the reporting method on the Monthly Report on Issued Building Permits (GRAÐ-44a form).

The Monthly Report on Issued Building Permits is collected from the administration bodies competent for construction affairs in major cities, the City of Zagreb and counties as well as from the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, which issue building permits for constructions as specified in the Building Act (NN, No. 153/13).

The data on types of constructions and works are classified according to the National Classification of Types of Constructions – NKVG (Methodologies No. 41, ISBN 953-6667-33-9, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, 2002). This Classification is harmonised with the classification prescribed by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Classification of Types of Construction - CC, final version).


Constructions are structures connected with the ground, for which construction works are carried out and which are made of construction materials and ready-made components.

Buildings are permanent constructions covered with a roof and closed with outer walls. They are built as separate useful units that protect from weather and other external conditions, intended for dwelling, for performing a certain activity or for storage and upkeep of animals, goods and equipment used in various industrial activities and services, etc.

In this survey, constructions covered with a roof but without (some of the) walls, e.g., porches and underground constructions, such as underground shelters, underground garages, underground shopping centres and other business spaces (e.g. in subways), etc. are also counted as buildings.

Residential buildings are constructions in which 50% or more of the useful floor area is intended for dwelling purposes.

Non-residential buildings are constructions without dwelling areas or in which less than 50% of the overall useful floor area is used for dwelling purposes.

Floor area of a building is the sum total of the areas of all floors of a building placed inside the outer walls.

Useful floor area of a dwelling is the floor area of a dwelling, measured inside the walls of the dwelling.

Volume of building is the sum total of the volumes of all roofed-over spaces of a building, including outer walls.

Civil engineering works are all constructions not classified under buildings, for example roads, railways, pipelines, bridges, dams, constructions intended for sports and recreation, etc.

New constructions are newly built structures built on a location where no structure existed or on a location previously cleared by demolition.

Reconstructions are construction works that affect the main characteristics of already existing constructions, for example, additions and extensions, conversions and other works, which may significantly improve the occupancy value of a construction (for example capacity, quality, function) and/or prolong or at least restore its duration.

Value of works is defined according to the bill of costs submitted by an investor, which is used for defining the tax paid for the issuing of a building permit.

Moody's Analytics supplements

For count of residential permits (single- and multi-family), we construct seasonally adjusted counterparts.

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