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New Housing Report Shows Increase in New Apartments

The latest report on housing shows that the number of new apartments has increased significantly this year, and there is still momentum in the construction industry this year.

According to data from the Housing Registry of the Housing and Construction Authority, the number of apartments under construction has remained relatively stable since the beginning of the year and is well above the historical peak, with over 7,000 units. The number of completed apartments has increased significantly in both the capital region and rural Iceland compared to the same time last year, according to the agency’s data.

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The number of apartments at the first stage of construction increased by 36% since last year, according to the latest Housing and Construction Authority census from March. Additionally, statistics from Statistics Iceland show that activity in the construction industry has continued to grow rapidly this year at a constant level. There are as of yet no clear signs that the number of apartments under construction has decreased, though these numbers could be affected by rising interest rates.

Despite the increase in the population, it appears that the number of residents per apartment has decreased from the years 2018-2020, hopefully indicating that construction has kept pace with population growth. The housing report states that there doesn’t seem to be a significant shortage of apartments compared to the previous decade. The report also indicates that authorities will continue to support the supply of apartments, including ongoing funding for the public housing system, as announced in June.

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