The Dwelling Price Index decreased in a quarter

news release no 137

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2015, the Dwelling Price Index changed by -1.9% compared to the 2nd quarter and by 4% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014.

Compared to the previous quarter,  the prices of apartments decreased by 1.2% and the prices of houses by 3.6%.

In the 3rd quarter of 2015 compared to the 2nd quarter, the prices of apartments decreased by 0.1% in Tallinn, by 1.8% in areas bordering Tallinn with Tartu and Pärnu cities and by 5.5% in the rest of Estonia.

Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014, the prices of apartments have increased by 4.9% and the prices of houses by 2.3%. Compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year, the prices of apartments increased by 6% in Tallinn and by 5.5% in areas bordering Tallinn with Tartu and Pärnu cities, but decreased by 2.5% in the rest of Estonia.

The Dwelling Price Index expresses the changes in the transaction square metre prices of dwellings purchased by households. The Dwelling Price Indices have been compiled for apartments and houses (including detached, semi-detached and terraced houses).

In the 3rd quarter of 2015, the Owner-Occupied Housing Price Index changed by 0.0% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015 and by 3.0% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014.

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 four parts: the acquisition of dwellings, other services related to the acquisition of dwellings, major repairs and maintenance, and insurance connected with dwellings.

The Owner-Occupied Housing Price Index is published on the base 2010 = 100. The time series starts from the 1st quarter of 2005; major repairs and maintenance are included from the 1st quarter of 2007 and insurance connected with dwellings is included from the 1st quarter of 2012.

For further information:

Egne Säinast
Leading Statistician
Economic and Environmental Statistics Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel. +372 625 9280

More detailed data have been published in the Statistical Database.