First Release

Year: LIX.
Zagreb, 07 September 2022
GRAD-2022-4-1/1

ISSN 1334-0557

PRICES OF NEW DWELLINGS SOLD, FIRST HALF-YEAR OF 2022

 

In the first half-year of 2022, the average price per 1 m2 of new dwellings sold by trade companies and other legal entities, excluding POS1), was 16 410 kuna. It was 16.1% higher than the price in the second half-year of 2021 and 21.1% higher than the price in the first half-year of 2021.

The average price per 1 m2 of dwellings sold according to POS (based on the Programme of Subsidised Residential Construction) amounted to 9 707 kuna in the first half-year of 2022.

In the same period, the total average price per 1 m2 of all sold dwellings (irrespective of the seller) was 16 058 kuna.

As regards the calculation of the total average price per 1 m2 of a dwelling in the first half-year of 2022, dwellings sold according to POS participated with 5.2% in the total volume of monitored m2 sold and other sellers with 94.8%.

 

1) Sellers who sell dwellings on the basis of the Programme of Subsidised Residential Construction – POS (the Act on Subsidised Residential Construction, NN, Nos 109/01, 82/04, 76/07, 38/09, 86/12, 7/13, 26/15, 57/18, 66/19 and 58/21).

 

1 PRICE INDICES OF NEW DWELLINGS SOLD, FIRST HALF-YEAR OF 2022

   Indices
I – VI 2022
VII – XII 2021
I – VI 2022
I – VI 2021
I – VI 2022
I – XII 2021
Republic of Croatia 114,4 120,0 117,1
Zagreb  120,8 130,9 126,0
Other settlements 103,0 106,5 104,6
Dwellings sold by sellers      
Trade companies and other legal entities, excluding POS      
Republic of Croatia 116,1 121,1 118,5
Zagreb  119,9 129,1 124,6
Other settlements 105,9 109,1 107,3
POS      
Republic of Croatia 122,8 129,4 127,0
Zagreb 99,1 104,2 102,2
Other settlements 126,6 133,9 131,7

2 AVERAGE PRICES OF NEW DWELLINGS SOLD, PER 1 m2

Kuna

   2020 2021 2022
I – VI VII – XII I – XII I – VI VII – XII I – XII I – VI
Republic of Croatia 12 824 12 643 12 724 13 385 14 038 13 713 16 058
Zagreb  14 299 13 803 14 013 14 127 15 302 14 672 18 492
Other settlements 11 263 11 140 11 198 12 347 12 767 12 577 13 155
Dwellings sold by sellers                
Trade companies and other legal entities, excluding POS                
Republic of Croatia 12 939 12 813 12 869 13 550 14 130 13 843 16 410
Zagreb 14 389 14 125 14 239 14 371 15 484 14 891 18 560
Other settlements 11 368 11 181 11 268 12 424 12 794 12 627 13 554
POS                
Republic of Croatia 8 214 7 382 7 703 7 499 7 904 7 642 9 707
Zagreb 7 543 7 508 7 514 7 545 7 934 7 689 7 861
Other settlements 8 473 6 467 8 050 7 347 7 769 7 472 9 838

3 NUMBER AND FLOOR AREA OF NEW DWELLINGS SOLD AND PRICE STRUCTURE, FIRST HALF-YEAR OF 2022

   Dwellings sold Average price per 1 m2, kuna
Number Useful floor area, m2 Total Costs of building sites Construction costs and constructor's profit margins Other costs
Republic of Croatia 1 869 126 515 16 058 2 122 9 491 4 445
Zagreb 989 68 818 18 492 2 491 10 395 5 606
Other settlements 880 57 697 13 155 1 683 8 412 3 060
Dwellings sold by sellers             
Trade companies and other legal entities, excluding POS             
Republic of Croatia 1 759 119 874 16 410 2 139 9 622 4 649
Zagreb 983 68 380 18 560 2 498 10 426 5 636
Other settlements 776 51 494 13 554 1 662 8 554 3 338
POS             
Republic of Croatia 110 6 641 9 707 1 828 7 127 752
Zagreb 6 438 7 861 1 394 5 594 873
Other settlements 104 6 203 9 838 1 859 7 235 744

 

NOTES ON METHODOLOGY

Sources and methods of data collection

This First Release presents the data collected by a reporting method using the Quarterly Report on Prices of Sold New Dwellings (GRAĐ-41 form).

Coverage and comparability

The Quarterly Report is filled in by legal entities that are also contractors of construction works, that is, who are engaged in the sale of dwellings, regardless of whether they carry out construction works with own facilities or through specialised companies. Excluded are those legal entities that solely intermediate in the sale of the existing dwelling stock, that is, "old dwellings".

The data are collected on the basis of contracts carried out in the reporting quarter. A contract is considered carried out if the buyer, in terms defined by the seller, paid, in whole or partly, the price of the dwelling.

Excluded are prices of new dwellings on which only rough construction works were conducted (the so called "Rohbau") as well as those of dwellings constructed/sold by a reporting unit, if it did not provide for a building site, that is, if the building site was provided by the client.

When using the data published in this First Release it should be kept in mind that:

  • due to the unavailability of up-to-date information on all legal entities engaged in selling dwellings in a particular period, this statistical survey covers a limited number of legal entities/trade companies. Their selection is based on their activity as recorded in the Register of Business Entities, number of persons in employment and/or net turnover (the total of approximately 1 000 potential reporting units). Therefore, the data on the number and useful floor area of dwellings do not cover the volume of all sold new dwellings in a reporting period, but this figure is published only to help users to asses, according to their needs, the analytical value of the data on average prices regarding the coverage of the monitored units.
  • since 2004, the calculation of the total average price has included the data on the prices of new dwellings sold according to POS. Therefore, the average prices in 2003 and previous years are comparable only to the prices in 2004 and later years for dwellings sold by trade companies and other legal entities, excluding POS.

Definitions

The price of 1 m2 of a dwelling sold includes the following:

  • costs of building sites (price of land and costs of displacing of residents or owners of the existing facilities if the land is not empty)
  • construction costs (demolition of the existing facilities, cleaning of a construction site, excavation works, erection of a building, erection of a roof covering and frames, installation and final works) as well as constructor’s profit margins
  • other costs (fees on acquiring building permits, building design and drafting, land surveying activities, supervision of construction, different taxes, insurance costs, interests on loans, VAT, expenses and profit of the business entity which ordered the construction for further sale on the market).

Abbreviations

m2 square meter
NN Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia
POS Programme of Subsidised Residential Construction
VAT value added tax

 

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