According to preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute in the second quarter of 2023, the number of newly built residential buildings was 1 180, and the newly built dwellings in them were 5 198. Compared to the second quarter of 2022, the buildings were by 17 less (or by 1.4%), and the newly built dwellings in them increased by 1 121 more, or 27.5%.
75.3% of the newly built residential buildings had steel-concrete construction, 20.9% had solid structure, 3.6% had ‘other’ and 0.2% had a panel. The highest is the relative share of houses (78.7%), followed by blocks of flats (15.6%).
The highest is the number of residential buildings built in the district of Sofia (stolitsa) - 204 residential buildings with 1 168 dwellings, followed by Plovdiv - 163 residential buildings with 449 dwellings, and Burgas - 130 buildings with 1 352 dwellings in them.
The highest is the number of newly built dwellings with three rooms (32.9%), followed by the number of those with two rooms (32.0%), and the lowest is the number of dwellings with six and more rooms (4.2%).
In the second quarter of 2023, the total useful space of newly built dwellings was 500.1 thousand sq. m, or 17.6% more, compared to the same quarter of 2022, and the living floor space increased (by 16.0%) to 395.5 thousand sq. meters.
The average useful floor space of a newly built dwelling decreased from 104.3 sq. m in the second quarter of 2022 to 96.2 sq. m in the same quarter of 2023.
The biggest average useful floor space of a newly built dwelling was recorded in the districts of Silistra - 212.9 sq.m and Sofia - 157.0 sq. m, and the smallest ones in Burgas- 53.0 sq. m, and Veliko Tarnovo- 72.3 sq. meters.