Sep 30, 2019: Today, the Reserve Bank released its quarterly house price index (HPI) (base: 2010-11=100) for Q1:2019-20, based on transaction level 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 site > Statistics > Real Sector > Price & Wages > Quarterly).
>> The all-India HPI increased by 2.3 per cent on sequential basis (Q1:2019-20 over Q4:2018-19); on a year-on-year basis, however, it extended its moderation into the ninth successive quarter in Q1:2019-20, rising by 3.4 per cent in Q1:2019-20 as against 3.6 per cent in the previous quarter and 5.3 per cent a year ago.
>> Sequentially, HPI growth was highly divergent across cities, with Jaipur recording the highest rise (14.5 per cent) and Kochi recording the maximum contraction [(-)6.4 per cent].
>> With the exception of Mumbai, all cities recorded an increase in HPI on an annual basis.
>> The annual growth/contraction in HPI ranged from 14.3 per cent (in Chennai) to (-)1.4 per cent (in Mumbai).
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.