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Over 220,000 homes built in Poland in 2020: stats office

25.01.2021 09:30
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, builders in Poland completed almost 222,000 new homes last year, 7 percent more than in 2019, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported.
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At the same time, the number of housing starts throughout 2020 was 5.7 percent lower than a year earlier, the office said in a preliminary estimate.

Meanwhile, overall output in Poland’s construction-and-assembly sector increased by 3.4 percent in December in year-on-year terms, while growing by 34.4 percent month on month, the state-run statistics agency reported.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a policy speech in November 2019 that his government would step up efforts to spur housing construction, mentioning a target of at least 200,000 new homes a year.

According to a study that year, Poland was building the largest number of new dwellings in Central Europe, but not enough to meet demand.

There is still a shortage of around 2 million housing units in Poland, according to some real estate experts.


Source: PAP, stat.gov.pl