Table 1 Comparative Construction Statistics by Province Central Luzon, Third Quarter 2017 and 2016
Number of new constructions up by 0.8 percent in third quarter
Based on the preliminary results of construction statistics from approved building permits, the total number of new constructions in Central Luzon was recorded at 3,642 during the third quarter of 2017. This represented an increase of 0.8 percent from the 3,614 constructions recorded during the same period of 2016. Among the provinces in the region, the most number of constructions was recorded in Bulacan at 1,433, accounting for more than one-third (39.3%) of the total. This was followed by Pampanga and Nueva Ecija with respective shares of 26.8 percent (975 constructions) and 15.0 percent (545 constructions). Figure 1 presents the distribution of the number of constructions by province for the third quarter of 2017.