February 14, 2017 / 9:03 AM / 6 months ago

Norway's housing starts rose 42 pct yr/yr in January

OSLO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The sale of new Norwegian homes rose by 12 percent year-on-year in January, while housing starts rose by 42 percent, the Norwegian Home Builders' Association (NHBA) said on Tuesday.

In December, homes sales rose by 26 percent from the same month of 2015, while housing starts rose 1 percent.

Overall, the sale of new homes rose by 15 percent last year and housing starts were up 4 percent. (Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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