Statistics Finland has started to publish data on the price development of new dwellings. The data are based on data from the largest building contractors and estate agents. The time series published now contains quarterly data from the years 2005-2008. The area classification used in the statistics on new dwellings is rougher than that used in the statistics on old dwellings because of the small number of dwelling transactions. The area categories are (1) Whole country, (2) Greater Helsinki Region, (3) Rest of Finland (Whole country exclusive of Greater Helsinki Region), (4) Rest of Uusimaa (exclusive of Greater Helsinki Region) and Itä-Uusimaa as well as the major regions of (5) Southern Finland, (7) Eastern Finland and (8) Northern Finland.
In May the time series will be extended to start from the first quarter of 2002. In future the data will be published on the home page of the statistics on the prices of dwellings one month after the end of the relevant quarter.
The index point figures and average prices per square metre can be found at: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/ashi/tau.html. (In Finnish only.)
Inquiries: Ms Paula Paavilainen +358 9 1734 3397, Mr Petri Kettunen +358 9 1734 3558
Last updated 21.5.2008