Dwelling price indices fell in the third quarter compared with the previous quarter

Posted on 22 December 2023, 8:00

According to Statistics Estonia, in the third quarter of 2023, the dwelling price index decreased by 0.3% compared with the second quarter and increased by 3.8% compared with the third quarter of 2022.

Egne Säinast, leading analyst at Statistics Estonia, said that, compared with the third quarter of last year, the prices of apartments rose by 2.9% and the prices of houses by 5.3%. “The last time the dwelling price index increased by 3.8% or less compared with the same quarter a year earlier was in the second quarter of 2016, when growth was 1.8%,” Säinast added.

The dwelling price index expresses the changes in the square metre prices of transactions made by households for the purchase of dwellings, and it is compiled for apartments and houses (detached, semi-detached, and terraced houses).

Dwelling price index, 1st quarter 2018 – 3rd quarter 2023 (2010 = 100)

In the third quarter, the owner-occupied housing price index fell by 1.8% compared with the second quarter and rose by 9% compared with the third quarter of 2022.

The owner-occupied housing price index expresses the changes in the prices of the acquisition of dwellings new to the household sector and other goods and services that households purchase in their role as owner-occupiers. The index consists of the acquisition of dwellings, other services related to the acquisition of dwellings, major repairs and maintenance, and insurance connected with dwellings.

The main representative of public interest for the dwelling price index and owner-occupied housing price index is the Ministry of Finance, commissioned by whom Statistics Estonia collects and analyses the data necessary for conducting the statistical activity. The data help to get an overview of the current state of the Estonian economy.

See also the prices section on our website.

More detailed data have been published in the statistical database.

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For further information:

Vahur Koorits
Communications Partner
Marketing and Dissemination Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel +372 625 9204
press [at] stat.ee

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