ANDALUCIA saw the highest value of property sales in Spain last year.
The region saw a combined total of sales reach €6,972 million in 2013, the highest of any of the country’s regions.
According to official data, it beat Catalunya with €6,765 million and Madrid with €6,530 million, as well as Valencia with €4,986 million.
The total number of sales in Spain however, dropped for the third consecutive year, with the total number of sales reaching €38,016 million – a fall of 20.4% on the 2012 total of €47,782 million.
The private housing market peaked in 2006 with a total of €158,682 million, but has falled by 76% since then.
The Ministry of Development’s findings reveal that 285,136 private housing transactions were carried out in total in 2013, a 12.8% decrease on the year before.
The regions with the lowest recorded movement were Ceuta and Melilla, with €76 million between them, La Rioja with €217 million, Extremadura with €381 million, and Cantabria with €412 million.