OSLO, April 20 The sale of new Norwegian homes
rose by 9 percent year-on-year in March while housing starts
rose by 58 percent, the Norwegian Home Builders' Association
(NHBA) said on Tuesday.
The data may have been skewed by the Easter break, the NHBA
said, as the holiday in 2016 took place in March while in 2017
it happened in April.
In February, homes sales fell by 11 percent from the same
month of 2016, while housing starts rose 2 percent.
So far this year the sale of new homes is up 3 percent from
last year while housing starts are up 37 percent.
(Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)