(11 October 2018) - House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.3% in both the euro area and the EU in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

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Among the Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in house prices in the second quarter of 2018 were recorded in Slovenia (+13.4%), Ireland (+12.6%), Portugal (+11.2%) and Hungary (10.4%), while prices fell in Sweden (-1.7%) and Italy (-0.2%).

Compared with the previous quarter, the highest increases were recorded in Slovenia (+4.2%), Malta (+3.2%), Latvia and Romania (both +3.1%), while the only decrease was observed in Croatia (-0.2%).

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