Statistics: 28 per cent of New Non-residential Space in Estonia is Located in Tallinn and Harjumaa

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.

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