Real estate inventory was valued at over 73.1 trillion VND (3.43 billion USD) as of February 28, a 22.56 percent reduction or a 55.4 billion VND (2.6 billion USD) drop from the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest report released by the Ministry of Construction (MoC).

Statistics indicated that the property inventory included 8.6 million square meters of housing land worth 27.78 trillion VND (1.3 billion USD) and 10,445 houses worth 17.8 trillion VND (835 million USD).

In addition, there are 14,995 apartment units worth 22.9 trillion VND (1.07 billion USD) and 1.6 million square metres of commercial land worth 4,545 billion VND (213 million USD).

The MoC noted that housing prices remain stable, but small apartments prices in prime locations increased slightly.

Liquidity is also low due to the prevalence of suburban and unfinished projects with no integrated technical and social infrastructure.-VNA