Unsold housing stocks in NCR decline 9% during 2018; stalled projects still worrisome: Report

  • New units supply increased by 17 percent to 26,010 units last year from 22,180 units in 2017

  • NCR, MMR, Bengaluru and Pune together accounted for 82 percent of the sales

  • Demonetisation effect had pushed up unsold inventory overhang to 47 months in Q4 2017 from 40 months in Q4 2016

New Delhi: Unsold housing stocks fell by 9 percent in NCR during 2018 to nearly 1.87 lakh units on improvement in sales but the region continued to grapple with the problem of stalled residential projects, property brokerage and consulting firm Anarock said.

In the data released on Tuesday, the consultant said, housing sales in National Capital Region (NCR) rose by 18 percent during 2018 to 44,300 units from 37,610 units in the previous year.

The new units supply increased by 17 percent to 26,010 units last year from 22,180 units in 2017, while unsold housing stocks declined by 9 percent to 1,86,714 units from 2,05,000 units during the period under review.

 Unsold housing stocks in NCR decline 9% during 2018; stalled projects still worrisome: Report

Representational image. Reuters.

"NCR housing sales increased by 18 percent in 2018. Despite rising sales, the region continues to grapple with the issue of stalled/delayed projects," Anarock chairman Anuj Puri said in the report.

Overall, in the seven cities tracked by the consultant, housing sales went up by 18 percent to 2,48,310 units during 2018 from 2,11,130 units in the previous year.

NCR, MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region), Bengaluru and Pune together accounted for 82 percent of the sales. Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata contributed the rest.

Anarock said that housing sales rose by 18 percent and new launches by 33 percent across the top seven cities compared to 2017 despite all headwinds including the liquidity crisis. Unsold inventories reduced by 7 percent to 6,73,208 units from 7,26,218 units.

The residential inventory overhang reduced from 47 months in Q4 2017 to 33 months in Q4 2018 across these seven cities.

The demonetisation effect in late 2016 had pushed up unsold inventory overhang to 47 months in Q4 2017 from 40 months in Q4 2016. An inventory overhang of 18-24 months signifies a fairly healthy market.

"Having absorbed a lot of the impact of various structural changes, the Indian real estate sector seemed poised to grow from the previous year," Puri said.

However, he said the issue of stalled projects and liquidity crisis continued to confound the housing sector in 2018, though it continued its transition into a relatively more transparent and end-user driven market.

"End-users accelerated growth, while investors shifted focus towards alternate asset classes such as commercial, retail and warehousing, which did fairly well during the year," Puri said.

He noted that builders were cautious about launching projects to align supply with the existing buyer demand. They also cut the average property sizes to align their offerings with the highly-incentivised affordable housing bracket.

 

 

To keep watching India’s No. 1 English Business News Channel – CNBC-TV18, call your Cable or DTH Operator and ask for the Colors Family Pack (inclusive of 24 channels), available for Rs. 35/- per month, or subscribe to the channel for Rs. 4/- per day.

To keep watching the Leader in Global Market & Business News – CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, call your Cable or DTH Operator and ask for the Colors Family HD Pack (inclusive of 25 channels), available for Rs. 50/- per month, or subscribe to the channel for Rs. 1/- per day.

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

Updated Date: Jan 15, 2019 14:40:45 IST


CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 Information Centre

  • 24 hrs. helpline no. -
  • +91-11-23978046
  • 24 hrs. toll free no. -
  • 1075

India

  • Active Cases

  • Total Confirmed

  • Cured/Discharged

  • Total DEATHS

*change over the previous day
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: Apr 07 (09 AM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

  • Total Confirmed

  • Cured/Discharged

  • Total DEATHS

*change over the previous day
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Updated: Apr 07 (09 AM)
Hospitals & Testing centres