In residential buildings the number of dwellings increased in the fourth quarter 2019 when compared with the previous quarter (+5.2%); useful floor area instead decreased (+0.2%), Istat shows.
Non-residential buildings decreased by 3.2% in the fourth quarter 2019 (quarter on previous quarter).
The number of dwellings in new buildings increased by 8.1% in the fourth quarter 2019 with respect to the same quarter a year earlier.
In comparison with the same quarter a year ago, the useful floor area was up 8.3%.
Non-residential area increased year-on-year, rising by 9.5% in the fourth quarter 2019, reversing the previous trend.