House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.8% in the euro area and by 4.4% in the EU in the
second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat,
the statistical office of the European Union.
Among the Member States for which data are available, the highest annual increases in house prices in the second
quarter of 2017 were recorded in the Czech Republic (+13.3%), Ireland (+10.6%) and Lithuania (+10.2%), while
prices fell in Italy (-0.2%).
In Portugal, the House Prices Index increased 8% in the second quarter y-o-y.