Posted on July 08, 2015

The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics is pleased to publish the sixth issue of the monthly data on Statistics of Building Permits issued by all municipalities of the State. Building permits data is of particular importance as it is considered an indicator for the performance of the construction sector which in turn occupies a significant position in the national economy, and a main pillar for the basic infrastructure of many other activities.

Buildings Permits statistics 2 [].jpgThis press release is intended to give a brief overview of the nature of these monthly permits in terms of their geographical distribution (according to the municipalities) and types of these permits (buildings, additions, fencing) as well as more details about categories of the different types of buildings, whether they are residential or non-residential. It worth mentioning that the release of this monthly data comes under the joint cooperation between the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics and the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning to make use of the existing electronic link between the two ministries.

In a quick review of the data on building permits issued during the month of June 2015, we find that Rayyan municipality (including Sheehaniya) comes at the top of the municipalities where the number of building permits issued were 230 permits, i.e. 36% of the total issued permits while Doha municipality came in second place with 144 permits, i.e. 23%, followed by the municipality of Al Wakra with 75 permits, i.e.12%. The rest of the municipalities were as follows: Al Daayen 73 permits (11%), Al Khor 53 permits (8%), Umm Salal 47 permits (7%), and finally the Al Shamal 15 permits (2%).

In terms of the type of permits issued, data indicates that the new building permits constitutes 60% (383 permits) of the total building permits issued during the month of June 2015, while the percentage of additions permits constituted 37% (233 permits), and finally fencing permits with 3% (21 permits) only. By analyzing new residential buildings permits data, we find that villas’ permits top the list, accounting for 75% (213 permits) of all new residential buildings permits, followed by dwellings of housing loans by 27% (89 permits) and apartments buildings by 7% (23 permits).

On the other hand, commercial buildings are found to be in the forefront of non-residential buildings permits with 61% (34 permits) followed by industrial buildings e.g. workshops and factories with 23% (13 permits), then mosques and government buildings with 7% (4 permits) for each category.

For more statistical data, please visit the Ministry's website: as well as “QALM” portal (Qatar Information Exchange) : Permits statistics 3 [qatarisbooming.jpg