The total number of planned land plots throughout the Sultanate amounted to 45,852 plots by the end of 2018; showing a 37% decrease in comparison to 73,091 plots by the end of 2017; while granted land plots dropped by 8.1% to 33,903 plots by the end of 2018 compared to 36,902 plots by the end of 2017.
According to data released by the (NCSI), the Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah seized the biggest share of the planned land plots in 2018 by 8,619 plots, followed by Adh Dhahirah (7,557 plots), Ash Sharqiyah North (6,580 plots), al Batinah North (5,389 plots), Dhofar (4,614 plots), Ash Sharqiyah South (3,860 plots), al Batinah South (2,709 plots), Al Buraymi (2,447plots), al Wusta (1,738 plots), Musandam (1,718 plots), and the Governorate of Muscat (621 plots). The NCSI`s Housing Statistics Bulletin showed that the Governorate of Ad Dakhliyah came first in terms of the total number of granted land plots in 2018 by 8,441 plots, followed by Adh Dhahirah (5,819 plots), Ash Sharqiyah North (5,276 plots), al Batinah South (3,521 plots), Muscat (2,987 plots), Ash Sharqiyah South (2,583 plots), al Batinah North (2,044 plots), Dhofar (1,749 plots), al Wusta (853 plots), al Buraymi (570 plots), and Musandam (60 plots). According to the type of use, the NCSI`s data pointed that the number of land plots for residential use in 2018 amounted to 32,163 plots; representing 70.1% of the total number of land plots, followed by governmental use (8,073 plots, or 17.6%), industrial use (3,259 plots, or 7.1%), residential-commercial use (1,305 plots or 2.8%), commercial use (1,051 plots or 2.3%), and agriculture use (one plot). The residential use accounted for 89.8% (30,448 plots) of the granted land plots; followed by governmental use by 4.4% (1,504 plots), residential commercial use by 3.4% (1,180 plots), commercial use by 550 plots, and agricultural use by one plot. Furthermore, the first time registered land plots amounted in 2018 to 67,116 plots that were distributed as per the type of use as the follow; residential use by 84% (56,683 plots), agricultural use by 10% (6,446 plots), residential-commercial use by 3% (2,102 plots), and other uses by 3% (1,093 plots for industrial uses, 728 plots for commercial uses and 64 plots for governmental uses).
GCC citizens owned 1,396 real estate properties in 2018, according to data published by NCSI. The UAE citizens came first by 582 real estates, followed by Kuwaitis (443), Qataris (213), Saudis (87), and Bahraini (71).Loans provided by Oman Housing Bank in 2018, on the other side, amounted to 3,619 loans totaling R.O 166 million and 833 thousand. While the loans offered by the Ministry of Defense amounted to 1,614 loans totaling R.O 40 million and 350 thousand, PDO's loans amounted to 299 loans worth R.O 15 million, 163 thousand and 823. The total number of households benefiting from housing subsidies reached 262 families financed by R.O six million,158 thousand and 42.
The full Housing Bulletin 2019 is available on the website www.ncsi.gov.om.