Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits for the Year 2006

Reference Number: 

329

Release Date: 

Saturday, March 1, 2008

 

Introduction

This Special Release presents the final data series on construction statistics from approved building permits for the year 2006.

The final data set provides updates to the 2006 quarterly Special Releases on construction statistics. The sources of updates are additional approved building permits collected after cut-off dates because of data collection constraints. These additional documents were not yet available for inclusion in the tabulation of data on designated target dates.

The completeness of the number of building permits collected relies on the applications filed and approved by the Local Building Officials (LBOs) in all cities and municipalities nationwide. Building constructions without approved building permits are not included in the statistics presented in this report.

Summary of Results

 

  Philippines  

      2006      

  2005  

  % Change  

Number

  110,563

   129,670

  (14.0)

Floor Area (in square meters)  

   16,606,594  

  17,466,565  

  (4.9)  

Value (in Php1,000)

  Php122,211,347  

  Php113,197,498  

  8.0  

 

 

  1. The total approved building permits for the year 2006 was recorded at 110,563, which is 14.0 percent lower compared with 129,670 approved building permits reported during the year 2005.

 

  1. Aggregate value of construction reached P122.2 billion in 2006, representing an 8.0 percent growth from the P113.2 billion recorded in 2005.

 

  1. Total floor area for approved building permits for 2006 was estimated at 16.6 million square meters. The average cost per square meter was P7,359, higher by 13.5 percent compared to the average cost per square meter of P6,481 in 2005.

 

  1. The total 110,563 approved building permits nationwide for the year 2006 is broken down by type of construction as follows:

 

  • More than two-thirds or 68.7 percent of approved building permits during the year 2006 were for residential building construction, numbering to 75,932 permits.
     
  • Approved building permits for non-residential building construction numbered 15,580 accounting for 14.1 percent of the total.

 

  • Combined approved building permits for additions, alterations and repairs were 19,051 or 17.2 percent of the total number of approved building permits.

 

  1. Regionwise, Region IVA (CALABARZON) posted the highest number of approved building permits at 26,358 or 23.8 percent of the total approved building permits during the year 2006. This was followed by the National Capital Region and Region VII (Central Visayas) with respective shares of 17,850 approved building permits (16.1%) and 14,363 approved building permits (13.0%).
     
  2. Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recorded the least number of approved building permits with only 88 for the year 2006. The provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi have no reported approved building permits for 2005 and 2006.
     
  3. The aggregate value of construction during the year 2006 reached P122.2 billion, broken down by type of construction as follows:
    • Residential building construction worth P58.4 billion accounted for almost half or 47.8 percent of the total value of construction.
       
    • Total construction value for non-residential buildings amounted to P54.3 billion or 44.4 percent of total value.
       
    • Combined value of construction for additions, alterations and repairs was P9.5 billion or 7.8 percent of total value.

Source:   National Statistics Office
                 Manila, Philippines

 

 

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