BUCHAREST (Romania), January 30 (SeeNews) - Romania issued 42,541 building permits for residential projects in 2019, down 0.4% year-on-year, the national statistical office, INS, said on Thursday.
As many as 66.2% of the permits issued in December were for projects located in Romania's rural areas, INS said in a statement.
Only in December, Romania issued 3,182 building permits, down by 7% on the month and 16.4% higher year-on-year.
INS provided no figure for the value of the projects which were granted permits.
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* Other buildings include hotels, stores, industrial and agricultural buildings, schools, research institutes and hospitals.