More new homes being built

There is a major increase in the building of new homes in Norway this year, compared with last year. The number of new dwellings increased by 28 per cent in January, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

A total of 2 964 new dwellings were given building starts in January; an increase of 639 dwellings compared with January 2010.

A total of 413 100 square metres of utility floor space for industrial buildings were started in January. This is 22 per cent less compared with the same period in 2010.

However, larger fluctuations are more common in monthly figures for building activity in the industrial sector, SSB states.

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