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Date : Oct 17, 2018
All-India House Price Index (HPI) annual growth decreased in Q1:2018-19

Today, the Reserve Bank released the quarterly house price index (HPI)1 (base: 2010-11=100) for Q1:2018-19, based on transactions data received from housing registration authorities in ten major cities (viz., Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kanpur and Kochi). Time series data on All-India and city-wise HPI are available in the Database of Indian Economy (DBIE) portal (https://dbie.rbi.org.in/DBIE/dbie.rbi?site=statistics > RealSector > Price&Wages > Quarterly).

Highlights:

  • The All-India HPI recorded a sequential increase of 2.5 per cent in Q1:2018-19 over Q4:2017-18.

  • City-wise, large variance were observed in sequential terms, with Delhi recording the highest rise (5.3 per cent) and Kanpur recording the maximum contraction [(-)2.4 per cent].

  • On a year-on-year basis, the all-India HPI recorded a growth of 5.3 per cent in Q1:2018-19 as against 6.7 per cent in the previous quarter and 8.7 per cent a year ago.

  • Except Delhi, all other cities recorded a rise in housing price on an annual basis.

  • In terms of annual growth rates, large divergences can be observed in city-wise house price movements.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant Adviser

Press Release : 2018-2019/908


1 Compiled in the Statistical Analysis Division of the Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai. Reference may be made to the article “House Price Index: 2010-11 to 2013-14” in October 2014 issue of the RBI Bulletin (weblink: https://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_ViewBulletin.aspx) for HPI compilation methodology and the related caveats.


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