Turkey Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT), the year 2016 announced building permit statistics. According to this; The number of buildings licensed by municipalities increased by five point five percent, the number of buildings by seven point three percent, the value by fifteen point four percent and the number of apartments by ten point six percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. While the total area of the constructions granted with the building license is two thousand two point three million square meters in 2016, two hundred and two points eightmillion square meters of housing, forty eight points two million square meters of non-residential buildings and forty one point three million square meters of common space. For the purpose of use, the highest share with one hundred and fifty points nine million square meters has two or more apartments with residential buildings for rent. This was followed by buildings of public entertainment, education, hospitals or care institutions with eleven point five million square meters.
According to the ownership of the building, the private company had the largest share with one hundred sixty nine points nine million square meters. This was followed by the state sector with twenty nine million square meters and the building cooperatives with three point four million square meters. By this number of the apartments, nine hundred eighty thousand six hundred eighty seven of the total 986 thousand 119 were taken by the private company, sixty four thousand six hundred four by the state sector and twelve thousand eight hundred and twenty eight by the building cooperatives. Istanbul has the highest share with thirty-eight points nine million square meters according to the total surface area of the constructions. And Ankara with seventeen points seven million square meters and İzmir with nine point two million square meters. The provinces with the lowest surface area were Hakkari, Şırnak and Ardahan.
According to the number of apartments, Istanbul province two hundred and thirteen thousand five hundred and twenty six units with the highest share. Istanbul with sixty seven thousand five hundred and fourteen pieces of Ankara and fifty thousand three hundred and sixty seven pieces of İzmir followed by the figures. With the least number of apartments, Hakkari, Bayburt and Şırnak were the order of the apartments.