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New construction of residential buildings started dwellings, 1st quarter 2017:

Increase in construction of dwellings

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-05-18 9.30

According to preliminary figures, roughly 21 250 dwellings were started in new buildings during the 1st quarter of 2017. This is an increase of 45 percent compared with same period in 2016, when construction of 14 687 dwellings was started.

During the first quarter of 2017, approximately 3 650 dwellings were started in one- or two-dwelling buildings; this is a 39 percent increase since the same period last year. 17 600 dwellings were started in multi-dwelling buildings; this is an increase of 46 percent or 5 500 dwellings compared with same period in 2016.

In addition, conversion of multi-dwelling buildings resulted in 1 200 dwellings started during 2017, compared with 922 dwellings during 2016.

The 2017 figures for new construction have been adjusted upwards by 27 percent, which is the average delay in reporting for the last years. The 2017 figures for conversion have been corrected by 47 percent.

Number of started dwellings, 1st quarter 1991 – 2017


Definitions and explanations

A dwelling is a room or number of rooms intended for private habitation.

One- or two-dwelling building means detached one- or two-dwelling buildings as well as semi-detached, row and linked buildings.

Multi-dwelling building means buildings with three or more apartments, including balcony access housing.

Next publishing will be

Preliminary Statistics for the second quarter 2017 will be published 2017-08-18.

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