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Published: 5 July 2013

Owner-occupied housing expenditures rose by 3.1 per cent

According to Statistics Finland's data, the annual costs of owner-occupied housing rose by 3.1 per cent in the first quarter. The purchases of dwellings increased by 2.1 per cent during the corresponding period. Compared to the previous quarter, costs of owner-occupied housing grew by 0.5 per cent and purchases of dwellings by 0.7 per cent.

Indices of owner-occupied housing prices 2010=100

Indices of owner-occupied housing prices 2010=100

Statistics Finland's indices of owner-occupied housing prices consist of two index series. The first series, the index of owner-occupied housing expenditures describes the development of the costs of owner-occupied housing. The owner-occupied housing expenditures consists of the prices of new dwellings purchased by households and other costs of owner-occupied housing, like renovations. The second series, purchases of dwellings describes the price development of all dwellings. The index is based on the data in the statistics on prices of dwellings in housing companies and real estate prices. The calculation of the statistics is based on Council Regulation (EC) no. 93/2013.

In the last quarter of 2012, the prices of dwellings in the eurozone fell by 1.8 per cent from the year before

Source: Indices of owner-occupied housing prices, Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Indices of owner-occupied housing prices [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-6971. 1st quarter 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.5.2022].
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