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Jordan, June 20, 2019
Building permits drop 54% during 1st quarter of 2019

Amman, June 19 (Petra) -- Building permits fell by 54.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same months of last year, according to a Department of Statistics’ (DoS) monthly report.

According to figures, buildings licensed in the first quarter of this year accounted for 2,222 thousand square meters, compared with 4,908 thousand square meters during the same period of 2018.

Residential buildings accounted for 1,707 square meters of the total licensed areas, compared with 3,576 thousand square meters during the same period of 2018, a 52.3 per cent decline.

Licenses for non-residential buildings dropped by 61.3 percent to 515,000 square meters in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 1,332 square meters licensed in the same period of 2018, revealed the to DoS figures.

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