In total, 82.2 million square metres of housing were commissioned in Russia in 2020, which is 0.2 per cent more than in 2019 (0.561 square metres per 1 resident), RIA Novosti reports.
Experts emphasize that despite the pandemic and restrictive measures, at the end of 2020, an increase in housing construction was recorded. The leader of the rating was the Leningrad region, where 1.415 square metres were commissioned per capita. In second place is Sevastopol with 1.34 square metres and the third place is occupied by the Moscow region (1.174). The Kaliningrad (1.146), Lipetsk (1.086), and Tyumen (1.027) regions also took high positions.
In addition, the Sakhalin, Ulyanovsk, and Kaluga regions, as well as the Krasnodar Territory, showed significant results. In these regions, the indicator of housing commissioning per inhabitant exceeds 0.8 square metres. At the same time, the most significant increase in the indicator was noted in the Sakhalin Region (+32.7 per cent), the Kaliningrad Region (+19.6 per cent), and the Krasnodar Territory (+13.1 per cent).