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More new homes in Poland: stats office

23.04.2021 10:00
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, builders in Poland completed 7.4 percent more homes in the first three months of this year than in the same period in 2020, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) has reported.
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Around 53,300 housing units were completed nationwide between the start of January and the end of March, the office said.

It added that the number of housing starts in January, February and March, at around 63,700 in total, was 21.2 percent higher than in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, overall output in Poland’s construction-and-assembly sector fell by 10.8 percent in March in year-on-year terms, while rising by 34.2 percent month on month, the state-run statistics agency also reported.

Despite the coronavirus crisis, almost 222,000 new homes were completed in Poland last year, 7 percent more than in 2019, the Central Statistical Office reported earlier this year.

The Polish economy contracted by 2.7 percent in 2020, according to an updated estimate released by the Central Statistical Office on Thursday.


Source: PAP, stat.gov.pl