Bulgaria - House Price Index

Bulgaria: House Price Index

Mnemonic HPI.IBGR
Unit Index 2015=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.35 %
Data 2021 Q2 146.23
2021 Q1 145.72

Series Information

Source National Statistics Institute (NSI) - Republic of Bulgaria
Release House Prices
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2014
End Date 6/30/2021

Bulgaria: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Permits 2021 Q3 3,038 2,985 #, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Permits 2021 Q3 1,192 1,240 #, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2021 Q3 838 838 #, NSA Quarterly
Residential Building Permits 2021 Q3 1,846 1,745 #, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index 2021 Q2 146.23 145.72 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for Existing Homes 2021 Q2 150.31 148.67 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
House Price Index for New Homes 2021 Q2 139.43 140.67 Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Dwelling Stocks 2020 3,985,172 3,970,719 # Annual

Release Information

The House Price Index is a quarterly indicator that measures changes in the dwellings transactions prices that households acquire on the market. This includes newly built and alredy existing households. 

HPI is based on a quarterly survey, "House price indices". The surveys are created using a sample of businesses or companies with main economic activity in real estate (e.g. real estate agencies). The sampling is performed annually. HPIs weights are mainly calculated by The Property Register of the Registry Agency.

The HPI has two sub-indices:

  • HPI of new dwellings
  • HPI of existing dwellings

The three units used are index, quarterly rate (percentage change compared to previous quarter), and annual rate (percentage change compared to previous year).To be included in HPI the payment can be both cash or mortgage and the final use of the house does not matter (e.g. rented out houses would be included).

The data is first released in a preliminary stage and is usually confirmed or revised in the following quarter. The data may be revised for mistakes, new or improved information, and methodological improvements. 

For more information please refer to the source