A significant increase in sales transactions of housing observed in Astana last year, said today at a press conference, Chairman of the Statistics Agency Alikhan Smailov.
"As the housing market in Kazakhstan, an increasing number of transactions in housing sales. In particular, the number of such deals last year increased by 17,1% compared with 2009. Total number of transactions amounted to 139,000 units. In Astana, the number of sales transactions increased by 53%, and in Almaty declined by 3.9% ", - said A. Smailov.
Chapter Statistics Agency also noted that at the end of December last year in relation to the same month in 2009, the price of housing increased. Thus, the price of new homes rose by 3.1%, the resale value of decent housing - by 3,8%.
"In previous years - 2007-2009 - there was a decline in housing prices, which resulted in a general intensification of the housing market following last year", - concluded A. Smailov.