House rates in Australia were down 2.4 percent on quarter in the 4th quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics stated on Tuesday – being available in at A$ 6.677 trillion.
That missed expectations for a fall of 2.0 percent following the 1.5 percent decline in the three months prior.
The capital city house cost indexes fell in Sydney (-3.7 percent), Melbourne (-2.4 percent), Brisbane (-1.1 percent), Perth (-1.0 percent), Canberra (-0.2 percent) and Darwin (-0.6 percent) and rose in Hobart (+0.7 percent) and Adelaide (+0.1 percent) on a quarterly basis.
On an annual basis, house costs sank 5.1 percent – again missing out on projections for a drop of 5.0 percent following the 1.9 percent contraction in the previous three months.
Every year, house rates fell in Sydney (-7.8 percent), Melbourne (-6.4 percent), Darwin (-3.5 percent), Perth (-2.5 percent) and Brisbane (-0.3 percent) and rose in Hobart (+9.6 percent), Canberra (+1.8 percent) and Adelaide (+1.5 percent).
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