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25 countries that saw biggest change in real estate loans

December 04, 2013 13:25 IST

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While the global economy is struggling to pick up pace, there are some countries that are witnessing a boom in real estate loans.

Let's take a look at nations that saw biggest change in real estate loans.

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Canada

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 40.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 32.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 8.1 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 1

Canada, which has a per capita income of $43,146, saw more than 8 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Greece

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 25.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 20.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 5.1 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 2

Greece, which has a per capita income of $25,331, saw more than 5 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Brazil

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 10.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 5.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 4.7 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 3

Brazil, which has a per capita income of $12,118, saw more than 4 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Israel

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 30.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 26.4 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 4.4 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 4

Israel, which has a per capita income of $34,875, saw more than 4 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Malta

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 39.0 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 34.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 4.2 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 5

Malta, which has a per capita income of $26,100, saw more than 4 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Kenya

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 5.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 1.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 3.9 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 6

Kenya, which has a per capita income of $1,802, saw nearly 4 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Australia

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 63.1 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 60.1 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 3.0 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 7

Australia, which has a per capita income of $43,042, saw 3 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Norway

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 43.4 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 41.0 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 2.3 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 8

Norway, which has a per capita income of $55,398, saw 2.3 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Bhutan

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 26.4 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 24.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 1.8 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 9

Bhutan, which has a per capita income of $6,112, saw nearly 2 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Denmark

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 34.2 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 32.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 1.7 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 10

Denmark, which has a per capita income of $37,657, saw nearly 1.7 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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South Korea

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 22.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 20.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 1.5 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 11

South Korea, which has a per capita income of $33,156, saw nearly 1.5 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Mauritius

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 7.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 6.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 1.0 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 12

Mauritius, which has a per capita income of $15,591, saw nearly 1.0 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Luxembourg

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 3.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 2.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.8 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 13

Luxembourg, which has a per capita income of $79,785, saw nearly 0.8 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Portugal

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 33.0 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 32.2 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.8 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 14

Portugal, which has a per capita income of $22,930, saw nearly 0.8 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Russia

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 6.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 5.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.8 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 15

Russia, which has a per capita income of $18,083, saw nearly 0.8 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Croatia

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 22.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 21.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.7 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 16

Croatia, which has a per capita income of $17,810, saw nearly 0.7 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Georgia

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 18.1 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 17.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.6 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 17

Georgia, which has a per capita income of $5,929, saw nearly 0.6 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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The Philippines

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 6.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 6.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.3 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 18

The Philippines, which has a per capita income of $4,660, saw nearly 0.3 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Germany

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 17.1 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 16.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: 0.2 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 19

Germany, which has a per capita income of $39,468, saw nearly 0.2 per cent increase in real estate loans.

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Finland

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 28.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 28.7 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 0.1 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 20

Finland, which has a per capita income of $36,395, saw minus 0.1 per cent change in real estate loans.

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Spain

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 26.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 26.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 0.4 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 21

Spain, which has a per capita income of $30,128, saw minus 0.4 per cent change in real estate loans.

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Turkey

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 10.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 10.7 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 0.4 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 22

Turkey, which has a per capita income of $18,348, saw minus 0.4 per cent change in real estate loans.

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The Netherlands

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 23.5 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 25.0 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 1.6 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 23

The Netherlands, which has a per capita income of $41,447, saw minus 1.6 per cent change in real estate loans.

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United States

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 34.3 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 38.0 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 3.7 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 24

United States, which has a per capita income of $52,839, saw minus 3.7 per cent change in real estate loans.

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Ukraine

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 6.9 per cent in fourth quarter of 2012

Real estate loan as percentage of total loans: 12.8 per cent in fourth quarter of 2009

Percentage-point difference in real estate loan: Minus 6.0 per cent

Overall rank in change in real estate loan: 25

Ukraine, which has a per capita income of $7,422, saw minus 6.0 per cent change in real estate loans.


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