Dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index
Statistical activity code: 20412
Dwelling price index total, incl. apartments, houses and owner-occupied housing price index
ESA 2010 sector S. 14 (Household sector)
Dwelling Price Index (DPI) – expresses changes in the transaction prices of dwellings purchased by households.
Owner-Occupied Housing Price Index – expresses changes in the acquisition prices of new dwellings for households and in the prices of other housing expenditures incurred as owner-occupiers.
Dwellings purchased by households and other expenditures incurred as owner-occupiers
Estonia as a whole
The base year for the index is 2010 = 100
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1148 of 31 July 2020 laying down the methodological and technical specifications in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/792 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards harmonised indices of consumer prices and the house price index (Text with EEA relevance)
Commission Regulation (EU) No 93/2013 of 1 February 2013 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 concerning harmonised indices of consumer prices, as regards establishing owner-occupied housing price indices
REGULATION (EU) 2016/792 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 November 2011 on the prevention and correction of macroeconomic imbalances
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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The news release “Dwelling Price Index” once a quarter. The news release can be viewed on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Uudiskiri (in Estonian).
Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Prices” in the following tables:
IA027: Dwelling price index, change over previous year
IA028: Dwelling price index, 2010 = 100 (quarters)
IA0285: Owner-occupied housing price index, change over previous year
IA0286: Owner-occupied housing price index, 2010 = 100 (quarters)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Owner-Occupied Housing Price Indices. House Price Indices. Methodological manual referred to in Commission Regulation (EU) No 93/2013. Eurostat (2013)
The Owner-Occupied Housing Price Index and the Dwelling Price Index are compiled based on the quality criteria specified in Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council
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Ministry of Finance
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
All required transactions of dwellings are covered.
The house price indices (house price index (HPI) and owner-occupied house price index (OOHPI)) across Member States are comparable.
House price indices (HPI) considered to be comparable over time.
The owner-occupied house price index (OOHPI) partly overlap the scope of the house price indices (HPI).
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent. Higher-level aggregations are derived from detailed indices according to pre-defined procedures.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
Dwelling price index is based on administrative data.
In addition to administrative data, the owner-occupied housing price index is based on the construction price index survey data and survey-based data (sample size 27).
Dwelling transaction data are received from the Estonian Land Board.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 20401 “Construction Price Index”, 21401 “National accounts (annual)” and 21302 “Financial statistics of insurance enterprises (monthly)” are used.
Administrative data are received from the Estonian Land Board by e-mail.
Statistics Estonia collects survey data by direct survey.
See also 20401 “Construction price index”.
The input data are checked and, if necessary, specified with data source. The data are compared with the data of previous periods and other relevant sources (both internal and external).
On the bases of collected data Laspeyres-type price indices are calculated. For calculating lower level indices the geometric mean of prices is used.
Microdata are aggregated to the required level.