According to Tõnu Toompark’s Estonian property Adaur blog, it comes as no surprise that figures from the statistics office in Estonia show that the greatest part of non-residential permits to build originate in Harju county, the most populous county in Estonia, which includes the capital city Tallinn. Throughout the course of 2011, 720 applications for non-residential building space were received in Estonia, of which 128 (18 per cent) were in Tallinn and Harju County.
Furthermore, completed non-residential living space in Tallinn and Harju county today constitute as much as 28 per cent of the whole, which means that the larger non-residential buildings are concentrated in the vicinity of the capital, as might be expected.
That said, the overall number of applications for non-residential buildings has been declining somewhat steadily. 2011 was the fifth successive year during which the volume of non-residential living building was lower than the previous year.
Thus we can see that the number of non-residential buildings for 2011, 720 as we have seen, was half that of the boom year of 2006 (1 570).
This is a translation for Tallinn Property and Goodson & Red Estonian property consultancy, and the original article (in Estonian) is available on Tõnu Toompark’s Estonian property Adaur blog here, complete with detailed diagrams showing non-residential building in the various regions of Estonia from 1998 to the present.