Logout / Access Other products Drop Down Arrow
Get live help Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-6:00PM ET (11:00AM-10:00PM GMT)  •  Contact Us
Check out our new FAQ section!
RSS Feed
Discontinued Data: Brazil subnational - FipeZap HPI - Partial
Friday, 19 Apr 2019 12:40 ET
By Edward Chaplin
April 2019 -- For the "FipeZap Properties Asking Price Index" for Brazil, the seven-metro composite has been terminated, and the bedroom typology has been terminated for 10 geos (42 monthly series 2010 to 2018, discontinued).

1. In a direct communication, the source explained the changes:

The old “composed index” has been discontinued, as it represented fewer (capital) cities for the same period (from 2012 on) as the “extended” one. The extended index (“índice ampliado”) is now named just Índice FipeZap and continues to be our official index number, with growing range of cities covered over time.

In response, we have marked metadata as discontinued for:

Geo codes:

  • BRA_M7MC = seven-metro composite

2. The source further explained:

The Index Numbers for Room Typology (1-4+ rooms) both in some cities have been also discontinued, in these cases, due to insufficient sample size (we have raised the bar for this in the new methodology: to be displayed, the information now requires a monthly average of 500 ads for every typology in the city).

In response, we have marked as discontinued those series with the combination of "room typology" breakdown and 10 geo codes:

Concept codes:

  • HPIL1BDUM  = 1 bedroom
  • HPIL2BDUM  = 2 bedrooms
  • HPIL3BDUM  = 3 bedrooms
  • HPIL4GBDUM = 4 or more bedrooms

Geo codes:

  • IBRA_MG18601 = Municipality of Contagem
  • IBRA_MFOR    = Fortaleza, Metropolitan Area
  • IBRA_SP18800 = Municipality of Guarulhos
  • IBRA_SP34401 = Municipality of Osasco
  • IBRA_MREC    = Recife, Metropolitan Area
  • IBRA_SP47809 = Municipality of Santo André
  • IBRA_SP48807 = Municipality of São Caetano do Sul
  • IBRA_SP51009 = Municipality of São Vicente
  • IBRA_ES05200 = Municipality of Vila Velha
  • IBRA_ES05309 = Municipality of Vitória

Subset properties:

  • Measurement: Fixed-base index (Index Aug2010=100, Jun2012=100, Dec2013=100)
  • Seasonality: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Date range: As early as 2010m3 to 2018m12

The series reside in the historical catalog (Brazil » Real Estate » Residential » House Price Index » FipeZap Properties Asking Price Index) and include, for example:

  • HPILUM.IBRA_M7MC       = [DISCONTINUED] FipeZap Properties Asking Price Index - For sale - Total - List price, (Index Aug2010=100, NSA)
  • HPIL4GBDUM.IBRA_MREC   = [DISCONTINUED] 4 bedrooms or more - List price, (Index Aug2010=100, NSA)
  • HPIL1BDUM.IBRA_ES05200 = [DISCONTINUED] 1 bedroom - List price, (Index Jun2012=100, NSA)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on Databuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Related ReleaseFipeZap Properties Asking Price Index
SourceFIPE Economic Research Institute
Release DateReference date
07 Jun 2020May 2020
07 Jul 2020Jun 2020
07 Aug 2020Jul 2020