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Area of buildings licensed in 2021 stands at 8.8m square meters

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(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The total area of buildings licensed in 2021 reached 8.747 million square meters (sq.m.) against 5.721 million sq.m., signaling a major growth of 52.9 percent year-on-year, the Department of Statistics announced on Sunday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The department added that the total number of building licenses issued in the Kingdom jumped by 39.2 percent during the past year to 26,720 compared to 20,019 licenses in 2020.

The area of residential buildings stood at 7.685 million sq.m. in 2021, soaring by 54.9 percent against 4.96 million sq.m. in 2020. Similarly, the total area of buildings licensed for non-residential purposes rose by 39.6 percent to 1.062 million sq.m., up from 761,000sq.m. licensed in 2020, the data showed.

Buildings licensed for residential purposes comprised 87.9 percent of the total area of licensed buildings, leaving the remainder to non-residential area.

The central region of the Kingdom accounted for 67.1 percent of the total area of licensed buildings, while the northern and southern regions’ shares stood at 23.4 and 9.5 percent, respectively.

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