The overall volume of projects submitted for planning has decreased by 1% when compared with H1 2017 (Fig. 3). In a turnaround of sorts, most sectors have experienced negative growth rates with the exception of Residential, Industrial and Agriculture. The worst performing sector is Community & Sport which is down 29% on the same period last year. Medical & Care Residential is also down 255 projects on H1 2017. The best performing sectors are Agriculture and Residential which are up 13% and 12% respectively.

Fig 3

On a regional basis, only Leinster and Munster have grown in volume terms, up 12% respectively, while all other regions have declined somewhat.

The value of projects submitted for planning has increased by 1% with over €5.6 billion worth of projects submitted for planning in the first six months of 2018,  up from just over €5.5 billion in H1 2017. Residential has almost €2.5 billion in projects submitted for planning in the period under review. On a  regional basis almost all regions have shown strong growth with the exception of Munster which was down 32%.

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