September 13, 2018 / 8:04 AM / 8 days ago

Norway's new home sales down 9 pct yr/yr in August

OSLO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The sale of new Norwegian homes fell by 9 percent year-on-year in August while housing starts fell by 14 percent, the Norwegian Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) said on Thursday.

Year-to-date, new home sales are down 8 percent.

In July sales rose 13 percent, while housing starts rose by 8 percent. (Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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