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Latest publication: Prices of dwellings in housing companies 2019, August

Published: 27 June 2019

Prices of old dwellings in housing companies rose slightly in May in Greater Helsinki

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, prices of old dwellings in housing companies rose by 0.5 per cent in Greater Helsinki in May 2019 compared to May 2018 and decreased by 2.5 per cent in the rest of Finland. In the whole country, prices went down by one per cent.

Development of prices of old dwellings in housing companies by month, index 2015=100

Development of prices of old dwellings in housing companies by month, index 2015=100

Compared with April, prices rose by 0.7 per cent in Greater Helsinki and decreased by 0.9 per cent elsewhere in Finland.

Compared with the corresponding period last year, among large cities, prices rose clearly only in Oulu in May. Prices rose slightly in Helsinki from the corresponding period in 2018. Compared to April, prices increased in Espoo based on preliminary data. Prices have dropped in Turku in recent months and are now at last year's level.

The preliminary data comprise, on average, one half of completed transactions of old dwellings in blocks of flats and terraced houses.

According to data available to Statistics Finland, 21,813 transactions of old dwellings in housing companies were made in the whole country in January to May, which is 3.8 per cent fewer than in the corresponding period last year. In Greater Helsinki, the number of transactions is 1.8 per cent lower than last year and in the rest of the country 4.7 per cent lower (Appendix table 3).

Prices per square metre of old dwellings in housing companies, May 2019 1)

Area Price, EUR/m² Index 2015=100 Monthly change, % Yearly change, %
Whole country 2,126 102.9 -0.1 -1.0
Greater Helsinki 3,780 110.2 0.7 0.5
Rest of the country (whole country - Greater Helsinki) 1,640 96.3 -0.9 -2.5
Satellite municipalities 2) 2,077 95.3 -3.6 -3.9
Helsinki 4,284 112.9 -0.1 0.7
Espoo-Kauniainen 3,580 106.6 2.9 0.3
Vantaa 2,787 104.8 0.5 -0.1
Tampere 2,479 106.7 -1.3 -2.5
Turku 2,098 108.2 -2.3 -0.6
Oulu 1,778 103.2 -0.6 3.0
1) Preliminary data
2) Satellite municipalities = Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Nurmijärvi, Riihimäki, Sipoo, Tuusula and Vihti

When the monthly statistics on prices of dwellings in housing companies are published, they cover approximately 50 per cent of all transactions made in the latest statistical reference month. The monthly data become revised during the following months so that the final data for the year are published in the release concerning the first quarter of the following year. Further information about data revisions can be found in separate tables. It is not recommended to use the latest month’s number of transactions when describing the activeness of trading.


Source: Prices of dwellings in housing companies, Statistics Finland

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Updated 27.6.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Prices of dwellings in housing companies [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-8801. May 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2019].
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