According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute in the third quarter of 2022, the number of newly built residential buildings was 1 316, and the newly built dwellings in them were 5 812. Compared to the third quarter of 2021, the buildings were by 458 more (or by 53.4%), and the newly built dwellings in them increased by 2 008, or by 52.8%.
In the third quarter of 2022, 78.7% of the newly built residential buildings had steel-concrete construction, 18.7% had solid structure, 2.1% had ‘other’ and 0.5% had a panel. The highest is the relative share of houses (79.0%), followed by blocks of flats (15.4%). As compared to the third quarter of 2021, the number of newly built houses and blocks of flats rose, while the number of mixed buildings and country houses dropped.
The highest is the number of residential buildings built in the district of Plovdiv - 196 residential buildings with 581 dwellings, followed by Sofia (stolitsa) - 170 residential buildings with 1 493 dwellings, and Burgas - 141 buildings with 553 dwellings in them.
The highest is the number of newly built dwellings with two rooms (37.9%), followed by the number of those with three rooms (33.6%), and the lowest is the number of dwellings with six and more rooms (3.8%).
In the third quarter of 2022, the total useful space of newly built dwellings was 548.9 thousand sq. m, or 48.4% more, compared to the same quarter of 2021, and the living floor space increased (by 52.7%) to 436.8 thousand sq. m.
The average useful floor space of a newly built dwelling decreased from 97.2 sq. m in the third quarter of 2021 to 94.4 sq. m in the same quarter of 2022.
The biggest average useful floor space of a newly built dwelling was recorded in the districts of Silistra - 218.7 sq. m and Smolyan - 172.3 sq. m, and the smallest ones in Razgrad - 66.9 sq. m and Targovishte - 70.0 sq. meters.