Private Sector Construction and Real Estate Transaction for the 2nd Quarter 2012

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 7,845 building units were purchased and sold at MOP31.05 billion in the second quarter of 2012 as per Stamp Duty record, up by 1.2 times and 1.7 times respectively quarter-to-quarter, with 5,555 being residential units amounting to MOP23.39 billion, up by 1.4 times and 1.8 times respectively. There were 11,437 building units purchased and sold at MOP42.76 billion in the first half year of 2012, down by 43.8% and 24.4% respectively year-on-year. Analysed by year of completion of the building, residential units completed in 2010 and after totalled 1,953 (including 1,424 pre-sale units), and 1,818 residential units were completed in 1990-1999. As regards floor area of the unit, 2,984 residential units (53.7% of total) had an area of 50 to 99.9 square metres. The average transaction price of all residential units amounted to MOP55,427 per square metre of usable area, up by 21.9% quarter-to-quarter. The average price of those in the Macao Peninsula (MOP47,461) and Taipa (MOP66,804) increased by 15.0% and 38.9% respectively quarter-to-quarter, while the average price of those in Coloane (MOP78,197) decreased by 6.0%. Analysed by floor area, the average price of residential units with an area of 50 to 99.9 square metres increased by 25.3% quarter-to-quarter to MOP55,774 per square metre; the average price of those having 100 to 149.9 square metres rose by 23.6% to MOP59,181 per square metre. In addition, the average price of office units increased by 18.3% quarter-to-quarter to MOP47,767 per square metre, and that of industrial units rose by 16.7% to MOP18,758 per square metre. In the second quarter of 2012, a total of 3,531 cases of real estate sale and purchase contracts were made, up by 77.4% quarter-to-quarter, and the number of units rose by 34.2% to 4,358. Moreover, there were 2,631 cases of residential mortgage contracts signed, an increase of 89.6% quarter-to-quarter. In the second quarter of 2012, gross floor area of buildings completed totalled 937,945 square metres, altogether providing 890 units (878 are residential units), 2,893 parking spaces for cars and 1,274 parking spaces for motorcycles. Gross floor area of buildings completed totalled 947,110 square metres in the first half year of 2012, providing 926 units (902 are residential units).

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