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

Published: 27 September 2019

Prices of old dwellings in housing companies rose in August in Greater Helsinki

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, prices of old dwellings in housing companies rose by 2.2 per cent in Greater Helsinki in August 2019 compared to August 2018 and decreased by 1.7 per cent in the rest of Finland.

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 July, prices rose by 0.5 per cent in Greater Helsinki and decreased by 1.1 per cent elsewhere in Finland.

According to preliminary data, among large cities, prices went up compared with the corresponding period of last year, by 3.7 per cent in Helsinki, by 3.2 per cent in Tampere and in Turku prices remained unchanged. Compared with 2015, prices have risen by 14 per cent in Helsinki, by 11 per cent in Turku and by eight per cent in Tampere. The development of prices should always be examined in a longer period than one month (figure).

Development of prices of old dwellings in housing companies by month in large cities in 2015 to 2019M08

Development of prices of old dwellings in housing companies by month in large cities in 2015 to 2019M08

The average price per square metre of an old dwelling in a block of flats was EUR 4,708 in Helsinki, EUR 1,935 in Turku and EUR 2,543 in Tampere.

According to data available to Statistics Finland, 37,693 transactions of old dwellings in housing companies were made in the whole country in January to August, which is at last year’s level. (Appendix table 3).

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

Area Price, EUR/m² Index 2015=100 Monthly change, % Yearly change, %
Whole country 2,140 102.5 -0.3 0.3
Greater Helsinki 3,784 110.0 0.5 2.2
Rest of the country (whole country - Greater Helsinki) 1,654 95.8 -1.1 -1.7
Satellite municipalities 2) 2,049 95.2 -1.4 -3.2
Helsinki 4,377 114.4 1.2 3.7
Espoo-Kauniainen 3,476 102.3 -1.2 -0.2
Vantaa 2,744 104.1 -0.0 -0.1
Tampere 2,449 108.0 1.7 3.2
Turku 2,088 111.1 1.8 0.2
Oulu 1,772 97.9 -3.1 -2.8
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 27.9.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Prices of dwellings in housing companies [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-8801. August 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.12.2019].
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