Jul 01, 2019: Today, the Reserve Bank released the quarterly house price index (HPI) (base: 2010-11=100) for Q4:2018-19, based on transaction data received from housing registration authorities in ten major cities (viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai).
Time series on all-India and city-wise HPI are available in the Database of Indian Economy (DBIE) portal (DBIE) portal > Statistics > RealSector > Price&Wages > Quarterly).
>> The all-India HPI declined by 1.2 per cent on a sequential basis (Q4:2018-19 over Q3:2018-19).
>> Large variation in HPI growth across cities was observed, with Bengaluru recording the highest rise (5.3 per cent) and Jaipur recording the maximum contraction [(-)7.7 per cent] on a sequential basis.
>> On a year-on-year basis, the growth in all-India HPI continued to moderate and stood at 3.6 per cent in Q4:2018-19 as against 5.1 per cent in the previous quarter and 6.7 per cent a year ago.
>> Barring Jaipur and Kanpur, all cities recorded an increase in HPI on an annual basis.
>> The annual growth/contraction in HPI ranged from 19.5 per cent (in Kochi) to (-)11.4 per cent (in Jaipur), indicating large divergences in city-wise housing price movements.
Note: HPI is compiled in the Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India. Reference may be made to the article “House Price Index: 2010-11 to 2013-14” in October 2014 issue of the RBI Bulletin for HPI compilation methodology.