Private Building Construction Statistics for NCR and Philippines for the Year 2017: Final Results

Reference Number: 

2018-14

Release Date: 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Introduction

The final data series on construction statistics from approved building permits for the National Capital Region (NCR) and Philippines for the year 2017 is presented in this Special Release.

The final data set provides updates to the 2017 Special Releases on construction statistics. The sources of updates are additional approved building permits collected after cut-off dates because of data collection constraints. These additional documents were not yet available for inclusion in the tabulation of data on designated target dates.

The completeness of the number of building permits collected relies on the applications filed and approved by the Local Building Officials (LBOs) in all cities and municipalities nationwide. Building constructions without approved building permits are not included in the statistics presented in this report.

1. The final results show that the total number of approved building permit applications for residential and non-residential in NCR for the year 2017 was recorded at 7,892, comprising 6.0 percent of the total number of approved building permit applications for the country at 132,291.

2. The total floor area for approved building permits for residential and non-residential in NCR for 2017 was estimated at 6.5 million square meters, representing 20.9 percent of the total floor area for the Philippines which was estimated at 31.3 million square meters.

3. Aggregate value of construction for the approved building permits for residential and non-residential was estimated at Ᵽ88,244 million for 2017 for NCR. This accounted for 28.7 percent of the aggregate value of construction for the Philippines which was recorded at Ᵽ307,469 million.

Table 1. Summary of Results for Residential and Non-Residential Building, Philippines and NCR: 2017

 Figure 1a and 1b compares the number and total value of approved building permits by type of building in NCR during year 2016 and 2017.

4. Among the number of residential building construction, the total number of approved building permit applications for single and duplex/quadruplex building in NCR for the year 2017 reached 4,516 or 4.6 percent of the total approved building permit applications for the Philippines at 97,123.

5. The total floor area for approved building permits for single and duplex/quadruplex in NCR for 2017 was estimated at 0.9 million square meters, comprising 9.1 percent of the total floor area for approved building permits for the Philippines which was estimated at 9.9 million square meters.

6. Aggregate value of construction for all approved building permits for single and duplex/quadruplex in NCR for 2017 was recorded at Ᵽ9,850 million representing 10.9 percent of the aggregate value of construction for the Philippines which was estimated at Ᵽ90,661 million.

Table 2. Summary of Results for Single and Duplex/Quadruplex Residential Building, Philippines and NCR: 2017.

Figure 2 presents the percentage distribution of the number and value of residential construction by Type for NCR during the year 2017.

 

7. Among the number of non-residential constructions, the total number of approved building permit applications for commercial and industrial type of building in NCR for the year 2017 was recorded at 1,193, comprising 7.6 percent of the total number of approved building permit applications for the Philippines which was recorded at 15,716.

8. The total floor area for approved building permits for commercial and industrial type of non-residential building in NCR for the year 2017 was estimated at 2.4 million square meters, representing 21.6 percent of the total floor area for approved building permits for the Philippines which was estimated at 11.2 million square meters.

9. Aggregate value of construction for the approved building permits for commercial and industrial was recorded at Ᵽ31,328 million in NCR. This accounted for 30.4 percent of the aggregate value of construction for the Philippines which was estimated at Ᵽ103,135 million.

Table 3. Summary of Results for Commercial and Industrial Building, Philippines and NCR: 2017.

10. Among the number of commercial building construction, the total number of approved building permit applications for banks and hotel/motel in NCR for the year 2017 was recorded at 138, representing 7.1 percent of the total number of approved building permit applications for the Philippines which was recorded at 1,952.

11. The total floor area for approved building permits for banks and hotel/motel for 2017 in NCR was estimated at 0.4 million square meters, which accounted for 25.7 percent of the total floor area for the Philippines which was estimated at 1.6 million square meters.

12. Aggregate value of construction for the approved building permits for banks and hotel/motel was Ᵽ6,404 million in NCR for the year 2017, comprising 31.6 percent of the aggregate value of commercial type of non-residential construction for the Philippines which was estimated at Ᵽ20,261 million.

Table 4. Summary of Results for Banks and Hotel/Motel Building, Philippines and NCR: 2017.

Figures 4a and 4b shows the total number and total value of non-residential construction by type of building in NCR: 2017.

13. Among the number of industrial building construction, the final results show that the total approved building permit applications for factory and repair/machine shop for the year 2017 in NCR was recorded at 50, comprising 7.8 percent of the total number of approved building permit applications for the Philippines which was recorded at 638.

14. The total floor area for approved building permits for factory and repair/machine shop in NCR for the year 2017 was estimated at 0.08 million square meters, representing 10.0 percent of the total floor area for the Philippines which was estimated at 0.8 million square meters.

15. Aggregate value of construction for the approved building permits for factory and repair/machine shop was Ᵽ936 million in NCR for the year 2017, which accounted for 10.4 percent of the aggregate value of industrial type of non-residential construction for the Philippines which was estimated at Ᵽ9,017 million.

Table 5. Summary of Results for Factory and Repair/Machine Shop, Philippines and NCR: 2017.

 

 

PACIANO B. DIZON

(Chief Statistical Specialist)

Officer in Charge, NCR

 

 

TECHNICAL NOTES

 

CONSTRUCTION STATISTICS FROM APPROVED BUILDING PERMITS

 

Introduction

This Special Release presents the final data on construction statistics from approved building permits for the year 2017.

The final data set provides updates to the 2017 Quarterly Special Releases on construction statistics. The sources of updates are additional approved building permits collected after cut-off dates because of data collection constraints. These additional documents were not yet available for inclusion in the quarterly tabulation of data on designated target dates.

Annual final tables are presented in Tables 1 to 7, while quarterly final tables are presented in Tables 8 to 11.

Scope and Coverage

Construction statistics from approved building permits relate to administrative-based data on new constructions and additions, alterations and repairs of existing residential and non-residential buildings and other structures proposed to be constructed in all cities/municipalities of the country in a specific period.

Sources of Information

Construction statistics are compiled by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) from the copies of original application forms of approved building permits as well as from the demolition and fencing permits collected every month by PSA field personnel from the Offices of Local Building Officials (LBOs) nationwide.

Limitations of Data

  1. Data on building constructions refer to those approved applications during the reference period and not to construction work completed during the reference period.
  2. The completeness of the number of building permits collected relies on the approval of applications filed with the LBOs. Hence, building constructions without approved building permits are excluded in the tabulation of data.

Geographic Classification

Building constructions are classified and presented by geographic area using the Philippine Standard Geographic Classification (PSGC) as of December 2016. The PSGC is a systematic classification and coding of geographic areas of the Philippines. The PSGC contains the latest updates on the official number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays in the Philippines.

Industry Classification

Construction statistics utilizes the 2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification to identify the industrial classification of the structure proposed for construction through its use or character of occupancy.

Collection

The number of building permit forms accomplished by the applicant comes in five (5) copies. The “PSA copy” of the approved building permit is made available within the first five (5) working days after each reference month. Collections of these documents from the LBO in city/municipality are undertaken by PSA field personnel within this period.

Collected documents for each month are properly checked as to its completeness by verifying the beginning and ending numbers indicated in the permit numbers. Missing numbers are indicated, with corresponding reasons, in the transmittal. In cases where there is no construction in a given month in a municipality, a certification that there was no approved building permit during the reference period is provided by the LBO to the PSA field staff.

Data Processing

Copies of documents collected from the offices of LBOs are properly controlled, sorted, edited and coded, folioed and encoded in the PSA provincial offices. Collected approved building permits undergo manual and machine processing both at the Central Office (CO) and Field Office (FO). The collected documents are kept at the FO while data files are forwarded to CO.

Manual processing includes receipt and control, editing and coding while machine processing includes data encoding, data merging, data validation and generation of statistical tables. Both the CO and FO utilize the Building Permit Computer System (BPCS) for machine processing of documents. The CO is responsible for validation, consolidation and generation of preliminary tables. During machine validation, inconsistent and invalid entries which are flagged in an error listing are corrected in the data file.

Data files received after the cut-off dates of submission set for each quarter are included in the generation of annual tables. Preliminary results are based from data files that have undergone data processing in the provincial offices and have been validated at the Central Office. The preliminary tables are revised to include building permit documents received after the cut-off period in the annual tabulation.

Statistics Generated

Construction statistics generated from approved building permits provide monthly administrative-based data on building construction at the municipality level nationwide. Statistics generated are the following:

  • number
  • floor area
  • type of construction
  • value of construction

Statistical Tables

The statistical tables are presented at the regional and provincial levels by type of construction and by period according to form of ownership. 

Unpublished Data

Aside from the preliminary tables posted in the PSA website, annual, quarterly and monthly statistical tables at the municipality level by type of construction and by form of ownership are available at the Industry Statistics Division of the PSA.

Other special tabulations may also be made available upon request, addressed to the Undersecretary, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority, 2nd Floor PSA-Tam Building PSA Complex, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dissemination

Preliminary and final results of construction statistics generated from approved building permits are made public in the form of Quarterly Special Releases posted in the PSA website (www.psa.gov.ph60 days after the reference quarter and Annual Special Release, eight months after the reference year, respectively. The Quarterly Special Releases are reports containing the preliminary results of construction statistics generated 60 days after the reference quarter while the Annual Special Release is a consolidated report of the quarterly preliminary data incorporating documents which are submitted after the cut-off dates for each quarter.

Definition of Terms (Adopted from the Revised and Updated IRR of the National Building Code)

Building permit is a written authorization granted by the LBO to an applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a specific project after plans, specifications and other pertinent documents have been found to be in conformity with the National Building Code (PD 1096).

Building refers to any independent, free-standing structure comprised of one or more rooms or other spaces, covered by a roof and enclosed with external walls or dividing walls, which extend from the foundation to the roof.

Construction refers to all on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, assembly of all the components and installation of utilities, machineries and equipment of buildings/structures.

Residential building is a building for which its major parts or more than half of its gross floor area is built for dwelling purposes. This type of building can be of the single type, duplex, an apartment and/or accessoria and residential condominium.

Single house is a complete structure intended for a single family or household, i.e. bungalow, 2-storey house, nipa hut.

Duplex house is a structure intended for two households, with complete living facilities for each; it is a single structure divided into two dwelling units by a wall extending from the floor to the ceiling.

Apartment is a structure, usually of two storeys, made up of independent living quarters, with independent entrances from internal walls and courts.

Accesoria is a one or two-floor structure divided into several dwelling units, each dwelling unit having its own separate entrance from the outside.

Residential condominium is a structure, usually of several storeys, consisting of multiple dwelling units.

Other residential construction consists of school or company staff houses, living quarters for drivers and maids, and guardhouses.

Non-residential building includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings.

Commercial buildings refer to office buildings and all buildings which are intended for use primarily in wholesale, retail and service trades; i.e. stores, hotels, restaurants, banks, disco houses, etc.

Industrial buildings are all buildings used to house the production, assembly and warehousing activities of industrial establishments; i.e. factories, plants, mills, repair shops, machine shops, printing press, storage plant, electric generating plants.

Institutional buildings are buildings which primarily engaged in providing educational instructions and hospital/health care; ports, airports and other government buildings; i.e. school, museums, libraries, sanitaria, churches, hospitals.

Agricultural buildings are buildings used to house livestocks, plants and agricultural products such as barn, poultry house, piggeries, stables, greenhouses and grain mill.

Other non-building constructions include cemetery structures, street furniture, waiting sheds, communication towers, etc.

Addition refers to any new construction which increases the height or area of an existing building/structure.

Repair is a remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of a building/structure to restore its original condition.

Renovation is any physical change made on structures to increase the value, quality and to improve the aesthetic.

Alteration is a construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning and location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof.

Conversion is a change in the use or occupancy of structure or any portion thereof, which has different requirements.

Demolitions refer to the systematic dismantling or destruction of a building/structure, in whole or in part.

Street furniture are street structures consisting of monuments, waiting sheds, benches, plant boxes, lampposts, electric poles and telephone poles.

Floor area of building refers to the sum of the area of each floor of the building measured to the outer surface of the outer walls including the area of lobbies, cellars, elevator shafts and all communal spaces in multi-dwellings. Areas of balconies are excluded.

Total value of construction refers to the sum of the cost of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and others. The value is derived from the approved building permit and represents the estimated value of the building or structure when completed.

 

 

 

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

Website: www.psa.gov.ph