HOUSE prices, as measured by the House Price Index (HPI), fell by 1.3% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Compared with the second quarter of 2013, house prices rose by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU in the third quarter of 2013.
House prices in EU Member States
Among the EU Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in house prices in the third quarter of 2013 were recorded in:
- Estonia (+11.1%)
- Luxembourg (+6.5%, flats only)
- Latvia (+6.2%)
and the largest falls were recorded in:
- Croatia (-16.9%)
- Cyprus (-8.0%)
- Spain (-6.4%)
The highest quarterly increases in the third quarter of 2013 were recorded in Estonia (+5.3%), Ireland (+4.1%), and the United Kingdom (+2.5%), and the largest falls in Slovenia (-4.0%), Denmark (-3.3%) and Romania (-2.4%).
Eurostat News Release 9/2014 – 21 January 2014