Qatar witnessed a total of 697 building permits issued in February 2022 with Al Wakra, Al Rayyan and Doha municipalities together constituting more than 63% of the total, according to the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).
On a yearly basis, total building permits issued in the country witnessed a 46.1% decline with Al Rayyan registering 69% plunge, followed by Umm Slal 53.3%, Al Shahaniya 48.5%, Al Shamal 46.7%, Doha 39.9%, Al Khor 35.3%, Al Daayen 26% and Al Wakra 17.5% in February 2022.
There was a general 8% decrease month-on-month in the building permits issued in Qatar with Al Rayyan recording 26% shrinkage, Al Khor (25%), Al Shahaniya (19%) and Doha (13%). Nevertheless, Al Shamal witnessed a 23% growth, Al Wakra and Umm Slal (9% each) and Al Daayen (1%) in the review period.
The building permits data is of particular importance as it is considered an indicator for the performance of the construction sector which in turn occupies a significant position in the national economy.
Of the total number of new building permits issued, Al Wakra constituted 165 permits or 24% of the total, followed by Al Daayen (151 permits or 22%), Al Rayyan (146 permit or 21%), Doha (119 permits or 17%), Umm Slal (50 permits or 7%), Al Khor (33 permits or 5%), Al Shahaniya (17 permits or 2%) and Al Shamal (16 permits or 2%).
The new building permits (residential and non-residential) constituted 366 permits or 53% of the total building permits issued in February 2022, additions 46% (323 permits) and fencing 1% (eight permits).
Of the new residential buildings permits, villas topped the list, accounting for 183 permits or 74% of the total, dwellings of housing loans 18% (45 permits) and apartments 7% (17 permits).
Among the non-residential sector, commercial structures accounted for 91 permits or 76% of the total, mosques 11% (13 permits0 and the industrial buildings as workshops and factories 6% (seven permits).
Qatar saw a 2.7% year-on-year jumping the total building completion certificates issued in February 2022 with Al Shamal registering 100% increase, Doha (58.1%), Al Khor (41.7%) and Al Wakra (16.7%). However, there was a 72.7% contraction in Al Shahaniya, 25% in Al Daayen, 17.4% in Umm Slal and 11.3% in Al Rayyan during the review period.
On a monthly basis, the total number of building completion certificates issued in Qatar rose 8% with Al Shamal recording 200% growth, Al Khor (143%), Al Rayyan (21%), Al Wakra (18%) and Doha (5%). On the other hand, there was a decrease of 73% in Al Shahaniya, 41% in Umm Slal and 7% in Al Daayen in the review period.
Qatar saw a total of 347 building completion certificates issued in February 2022, of which 286 or 82% was for the new buildings (residential and non-residential) and 81 or 16% for additions.
Of the total number of new building completion certificates issued in February 2022, Al Wakra constituted 26% or 91 certificates, followed by Al Rayyan (25% or 86 certificates), Doha (20% or 68 certificates), Al Daayen (15% or 51 certificates), Umm Slal (5% or 19 certificates), Al Khor (5% or 17 certificates), Al Shamal (3% or 12 certificates) and Al Shahaniya (1% or three certificates).
Of the 210 residential buildings completion certificates issued, as many as 136 or 65% were for villas, 57 or 27% for dwellings of housing loans and 12 or 6% for the apartments.
Of the 136 villas completion certificates issued this February, as many as 34 were in Al Rayyan, 33 in Al Daayen, 23 in Al Wakra, 18 in Doha, 12 in Umm Slal, nine in Al Khor and seven in Al Shamal.
Of the 57 dwellings of housing loans completion certificates issued, Al Rayyan saw 28, Al Daayen (13), Al Wakra (12), Al Khor (three) and Umm Slal (one).
In the case of 12 apartments, Doha issued seven completion certificates, Al Wakra (three) and Al Daayen and Al Khor (one each).
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