Ljubljana, 01 September (STA) - Almost 5,450 new buildings were constructed in Slovenia in 2009, which is almost the same as the year before. A total of 2.7m square metres of new surfaces were thus gained, which is however 14% less than in 2008, the National Statistics Office said on Wednesday.
The ratio between new residential and non-residential surfaces was 60:40. Compared to 2008, the total size of new residential surfaces was down by 13% and of non-residential surfaces by 15%.
About 57% of all new residential surfaces were in single housing units, while apartments took up 41%.
Almost a half of the new non-residential surfaces was constructed for industrial or retail purposes.
Individuals commissioned some 4,300 buildings with almost 1.3m square metres of new surfaces, of which 78% were residential surfaces, mostly houses (86% of the surfaces).
Legal entities meanwhile invested in the construction of 1,160 buildings with slightly less than 1.5m square metres of surfaces.
The ratio between residential and non-residential surfaces commissioned by legal entities was 44:56. Some 52% of these non-residential surfaces were built for industrial or retail purposes.