Selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions (Preliminary) September 2020- release on 19 November 2020

    The value of recorded building plans passed (at current prices) decreased by 41,4% (-R34 732,1 million) during January to September 2020 compared with January to September 2019. Decreases were recorded for non-residential buildings (-43,6% or -R7 787,1 million), residential buildings (-42,2% or -R18 270,8 million) and additions and alterations (-38,3% or -R8 674,2 million). 

    The value of buildings reported as completed (at current prices) decreased by 52,6% (-R35 858,1 million) during January to September 2020 compared with January to September 2019. Decreases were recorded for residential buildings (-61,8% or -R25 640,4 million), non-residential buildings (-43,8% or -R7 447,2 million) and additions and alterations (-28,7% or -R2 770,4 million).

    The full report can be found here: http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P50411/P50411September2020.pdf

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