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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Annual increase in house prices in Romania, above the EU average in the first quarter

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, increased by 6.6% year-on-year in Romania in the first quarter of this year, above the 4.5% increase registered in the euro area and the 4.7% growth in the EU, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, house prices rose by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU in the first quarter of 2018. In Romania, the increase was of 2.1%.

Among the Member States, the highest annual increases in house prices in the first quarter of 2018 were recorded in Latvia (13.7%), Slovenia (13.4%), Ireland (12.3%) and Portugal (12.2%). On the other hand, the biggest decreases were registered in Sweden and Italy (both -0.4%), and in Finland (-0.1%).

Number of residential building permits, up 10.3% in Romania in four months

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Profile picture for user irina.popescu0
Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Annual increase in house prices in Romania, above the EU average in the first quarter

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, increased by 6.6% year-on-year in Romania in the first quarter of this year, above the 4.5% increase registered in the euro area and the 4.7% growth in the EU, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, house prices rose by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU in the first quarter of 2018. In Romania, the increase was of 2.1%.

Among the Member States, the highest annual increases in house prices in the first quarter of 2018 were recorded in Latvia (13.7%), Slovenia (13.4%), Ireland (12.3%) and Portugal (12.2%). On the other hand, the biggest decreases were registered in Sweden and Italy (both -0.4%), and in Finland (-0.1%).

Number of residential building permits, up 10.3% in Romania in four months

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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