Which Country Has the Most Active Residential Market?

Dwellings Sold (As % of Total Dwellings) (%), 2017 or latest
Real Estate | October 21, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2017, Iceland ranked the highest in dwellings sold as a percentage of all dwellings with 8.77% followed by Turkey and Estonia. On the other end of the scale was Croatia with 0.109%, Greece with 0.929% and Brazil with 0.942%.

Data for more countries are available at Dwellings Sold (As % of Total Dwellings) indicator page.

Dwellings Sold (As % of Total Dwellings) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Denmark % 1.71% 1.75% 1.78% 2.00% 2.39%
Estonia % 3.56% 4.03% 4.48% 4.57% 4.80%
France % 3.21% 2.73% 2.71% 2.59% 2.88%
Hungary % ... ... ... 2.00% 1.96% 2.02% 2.35% 3.04%
Iceland % ... ... ... ... 4.49% 5.07% 5.63% 6.20% 7.46%
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.34% 1.59% 1.73% 2.36% 2.81%
Luxembourg % 2.76% 2.55% 2.48% 2.85% 2.72%
Netherlands % ... ... ... 1.65% 1.59% 1.48% 2.04% 2.35%
Norway % 4.68% 4.72% 4.51% 4.57% 4.82%
Romania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.26% 4.96% 5.38% 5.14% 5.45%
Russia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.52% 4.98% 4.95% 5.48% 4.39%
Sweden % ... ... 3.17% 3.12% 3.27% 3.42% 3.57%
Turkey % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.09% 4.01% 6.49% 6.39% 6.94%
USA % 3.45% 3.83% 4.13% 4.00% 4.25%
United Kingdom % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.20% 3.36% 3.85% 4.34% 4.36%