A construction output rise was observed in construction of buildings (of 44.2 %), civil engineering (43.6 %) and specialized construction activities (16.3 %).
Compared to the corresponding quarter of the year before, output growth was recorded in all types of civil engineering: construction of roads and railways (of 55.5 %), construction of utility projects (60.5 %), as well as construction of other civil engineering projects (7.9 %).
Compared to the 4th quarter of 2017, in the 1st quarter of 2018 construction output grew by 15.2 %.
In the 1st quarter of 2018, 551 building permits were granted for residential buildings while 234 building permits were granted for the construction of non-residential buildings.
In its turn, 46 building permits were granted for construction of industrial buildings and warehouses with the total intended floor space of 55.1 thousand m2.