13.11.2017 - Studies

H1-2017: Highest asset price inflation in 10 years

by Philipp Immenkötter

Asset prices are rising throughout the Euro zone. In the first and second quarter of 2017 the price growth rate amounted to 4.9% and 6.4% year on year, respectively. It is the highest price growth rate of the last 10 years.

The high asset price inflation is caused by increasing prices for real estate and business wealth. The highest asset price growth rates are found in Austria (+9.7% year on year in Q2) and France (+8.3% in Q2). Once again, Greece exhibits the lowest price growth rate (+0.3% year on year in Q2). Nevertheless, after nine years of deterioration, asset prices seem to stabilize

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