House prices up 1.2 per cent
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The house price index measures development of the value of the housing stock. The house prices in Norway increased on average by 6.6 per cent from the 2nd quarter of 2014 to the 2nd quarter of 2015

Price index for existing dwellingsQ2 2015



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House prices up 1.2 per cent

House prices increased by 1.2 per cent from the 1st to the 2nd quarter of 2015, when adjusted for seasonal variations.

House price index. Change in per cent
Seasonally adjusted2nd quarter 2014 - 2nd quarter 2015
1st quarter 2015 - 2nd quarter 2015
The whole country1.26.6
Oslo including Bærum1.610.0
Akershus excluding Bærum2.19.6
Hedmark and Oppland1.55.5
Agder and Rogaland excluding Stavanger-0.40.5
Vestlandet excluding Bergen1.14.8
Trøndelag exluding Trondheim3.46.8
Figure 1. House price index, by house type. 1992=100

From the 1st to the 2nd quarter of 2015 the prices of small houses increased by 1.9 per cent, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. The corresponding increase in prices for flats in blocks and detached houses was 1.4 and 0.9 per cent.

The house prices in the regions Trøndelag, excluding Trondheim, and Bergen had the highest growth in the quarter, by 3.4 and 2.8 per cent respectively. Only Agder and Rogaland had a decrease in house prices, where Stavanger had a drop of 2.1 per cent.

Strong price growth in Bergen and Oslo last year

House prices in Norway increased on average by 6.6 per cent from the 2nd quarter of 2014 to the 2nd quarter of 2015. In Bergen and Oslo, houses prices had the highest increase in this period, with 10.1 and 10.0 per cent respectively. In Stavanger, the prices fell by 3.7 per cent.

A total of 26 629 house sales were used in the index calculations for the 2ndt quarter of 2015.