In the second quarter of 2016, the House Price Index (HPI) registered an increase of 6.3% when compared to the same period of the previous year. This rate of change was 0.6 percentage points (p.p.) lower than in the first quarter of 2016 and represents the second highest rate of change observed for this series.
When compared to the first quarter of the year, the HPI increased by 3.1%, 1.3 p.p. higher than in the previous period.
From April to June 2016, a total of 31,768 dwellings were traded, 29.6% more than in the same period of 2015. The total sales value slightly exceeded the 3.7 billion Euros, 76.6% of which pertaining to transactions of existing dwellings.