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The Land Plots Market and Housing Mortgage Lending in Russia in 2012


  • Georgy Zadonsky

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)


According to the RF Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), the land area in the ownership of RF individuals continues to decrease. As of 1 January 2012, it amounted to 119.6 million hectares (m ha) (7% of the total land surface) vs. 121.4 m ha (7.1%) in 2011 (Table 15). By contrast, the land area in state or municipal ownership and in the ownership of legal entities is on the rise. Over the course of last year, the area of land plots in the ownership of legal entities increased by 1.5 m ha, to 13.5 m ha, or to 0.8% of the total land surface, which represented a 0.3 pp. increase on 2009. In the main, these changes resulted from transfers of the ownership of participatory shares in the right of common ownership to land plots of agricultural designation.

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  • Georgy Zadonsky, 2013. "The Land Plots Market and Housing Mortgage Lending in Russia in 2012," Published Papers 158, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, revised 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:gai:ppaper:158

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    Russian economy; land market; housing prices;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction
    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
    • R52 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Land Use and Other Regulations


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