Sustainable Development Gals
Input prices in agriculture in I Quarter 2021 were increased by 7.1% in relation to I Quarter 2020.
In March 2021, 2 029 building permits were issued, presenting the increase of 19.8% related to March 2020. Out of the total number of permits issued in March 2021, 79.2% related to buildings and 20.8% to civil engineering. When referring only to buildings, 68.4% related to residential buildings and 31.6% to non–residential ones, while regarding civil engineering, the largest number related to pipelines, communication and electric power lines (73.8%).
Prices of goods and services used for personal consumption in April 2021 in relation to March 2021 Increased by 1.1% on average (index 101.1).
Producer prices of agricultural and fishing products in March 2021, compared to the same month of 2020, were increased by 9.4% average.
According to the data collected in the first quarter of 2021, value of construction works done on the territory of the Republic of Serbia increased by 20.0% at current prices, while, at constant prices, the increase amounted to 20.7% relative to the first quarter of 2020. Observed by types of constructions, value of performed works on buildings increased by 17.5%, and on civil engineering by 22.7%, at constant prices.
In 2020, for the purpose of drinking water supply, quantity of abstracted water amounted to 677 million m3, which represents 1.4% more water compared to the same period in 2019. From the total volume of abstracted water, 63.5% related to underground and spring water, 26.6% was from watercourses, and 9.9% was the water from lakes and accumulations.
The total water distributed to customers amounted to 437 million m3, which is by 0.2% more water than the amount distributed in 2019.
Water distributed to households amounted to 328 million m3 and it is 75% of total distributed water. 43 million m3 were distributed to industrial sector (9.8%), and amount of water distributed to other users was 67 million m3 (15.3%).
The total area defended from flooding amounted to 1 579 479 hectares, presenting the increase of 5.5%, compared to 2019. Utilized agricultural land represents 77.4% of total protected land. Total length of embankment was 3 628 km. The greatest share in total protected area related to the Danube basin, 61.9%, followed by two other basins, of the Morava – 19.6% and the Sava – 18.5%.
Total quantity of urban wastewater in 2020 decreased by 0.7%, relative to the referent period 2019, of which the amount of wastewater discharged into wastewater collecting system decreased by 1.3% relative to 2019. The amount of wastewater discharged into septic tanks increased by 1.0% compared to 2019.