Buildings are seen in Raouche, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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According to a report by Bank Audi, the total number of property-sales transactions registered 63,386 in 2015, down by 10.5 percent relative to the 70,795 transactions registered in the previous year.In particular, Metn saw its share rise from 17.7 percent to 19.6 percent, while Kesrouan's share increased from 11.5 percent to 12.6 percent.As a percentage of total construction permits, Beirut saw its share shrinking from 6.9 percent in 2014 to 5.4 percent in 2015 and the share of the area covered by the Order of Engineers in Tripoli declined from 17.6 percent to 16.6 percent. Mount Lebanon, which has consistently had the lion's share saw its portion rise from 46.2 percent in 2014 to 47.9 percent in 2015 . The shares of south Lebanon, Nabatieh and Bekaa stabilized at 12.3 percent, 8.3 percent and 8.2 percent respectively.
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