Facts and Figures

The International Union for Housing Finance has members in 42 different countries worldwide. One of the Union’s aims is to be a primary source of information for trends and innovations in housing finance and the series of Union Fact Sheets and member country reports below aims to help meet that objective.

Each IUHF Fact Sheet focuses on a different housing finance market around the globe. The Fact Sheets cover the main issues relevant to housing and housing finance markets, including their macroeconomic background, their demographics, housing demand and supply, housing finance and government policy, and regulation.

The IUHF Fact Sheets are deliberately concise and, therefore, limited in their scope. Some relevant and more in-depth information on international housing finance markets can be found in various reports and articles available on this website as well as in the International Union Housing Finance Sourcebook (2000). In addition, each Fact Sheet provides references to the sources of data and information as hyperlinks in order to allow users to gather additional supporting information should they wish.

Unfortunately, Fact Sheets are not available for all markets represented by current members of the Union and are therefore complemented by member country reports. New and updated Fact Sheets will be added to this series as they are published.

For more information on the facts and figures held by the Union, please contact the Secretariat. For further statistical information on housing finance across the world, please visit HOFINET by clicking here.

Fact Sheets

  • Hypostat 2013

    On Thursday the 14th of November 2013, the EMF published Hypostat 2013, which is the Federation’s main statistical study encompassing data on recent developments in housing and mortgage markets in Europe and beyond. Hypostat is the result of a collaborative effort by the European Mortgage Federation’s national delegations and external experts. The publication covers 33 countries – i.e. the EU28 plus Iceland, Norway, Russia, Turkey and the United States.
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    Added on 13 December 2013
  • Austria Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Azerbaijan Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Cyprus Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Denmark Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Jamaica Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Japan Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Sweden Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Turkey Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • United Kingdom Fact Sheet

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 18 January 2011
  • Hypostat 2009

    Published by the European Mortgage Federation

    Read more

    Added on 17 November 2010
  • Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook 2010

    Published by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, Finmark Trust

    Added on 26 September 2010
  • Hypostat 2008

    Published by the European Mortgage Federation

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    Added on 10 November 2009
  • Ireland

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 20 February 2006
  • Denmark

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 27 June 2005
  • India

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 06 June 2005
  • Australia

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 01 February 2005
  • Canada

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 01 February 2005
  • South Africa

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 01 February 2005
  • Poland

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 01 February 2005
  • USA

    Published by the IUHF
    Added on 01 February 2005
  • IUHF - Secondary Mortgage Markets - International Perspectives

    This publication contains 22 articles printed over 152 pages, and edited by Dr Michael Lea.
    Added on 01 November 2000
  • IUHF - International Housing Finance Sourcebook 2000

    The International Housing Finance Sourcebook 2000, edited by Dr. Michael Lea, offers in-depth reports on 66 different countries around the world. It is divided into six regional sections, each of which features special summaries that provide a panorama on regional housing finance development.

    The 66 country reports include:

    • Economic Background - Overall conditions, interest rates, currency issues, key economic factors, recent reforms, financial system developments, and monetary and fiscal policies.
    • Housing Markets - National policies, market size, profile of housing stock, homeownership and construction trends.
    • Mortgage Markets - Trends in mortgage activity and debt, mortgage sources and originators, products characteristics, secondary market and securitisation activities, and unique features that form each country's national mortgage system.
    • Policy Developments - Present and future prospects for housing finance, government's role in sector development, legal, regulatory and supervisory framework.
    • Expanded list of contacts - Up-to-date list of authoritative, in-country sources, designed to help you learn further.
    • Sources and references - Ideal for further study and research
    Added on 01 January 2000
  • IUHF - National Housing Finance Systems - A comparative Study

    Added on 01 January 1985