Munich / Fürth (dpa / lby) - Housing construction in Bavaria is progressing. Due to demolition or other uses, the number of apartments in Bavaria fell by 2,941 last year. At the same time, however, 60,857 new apartments were completed, as the State Statistics Office announced on Friday. This means that “in purely mathematical terms, there were around 21 completed apartments for one apartment sale”. By the end of March this year, the order backlog for residential construction had grown by 18.5 percent year-on-year to over 3.7 billion euros. Residential construction remains the main driver of development.
According to the state office, the order backlog in the Bavarian main construction trades increased by 10 percent to 15.2 billion euros. Commercial and industrial construction accounted for €6.0 billion of this and road construction for €2.4 billion.
Most of the buildings demolished or rededicated in the past year were commercial buildings. In addition, 991 detached or semi-detached houses, 133 multi-family houses and nine dormitories were demolished or used for other purposes. The building authorities recorded the loss of 920,263 square meters of usable space and 244,823 square meters of living space. Three quarters of the buildings were constructed before 1979.