Housing in the euro zone rose in price in the second quarter by 4.3% in annual terms, Eurostat data showed. In the previous month, the annual growth was at 4.5%. Compared to the first quarter, prices rose by 1.4% after rising 0.5% a quarter earlier. In the second quarter, the cost of housing in the EU countries also increased by 4.3% in annual terms. In quarterly terms, the rise in prices was 1.4%. Compared to the same period last year, the largest increase in housing prices was recorded in Slovenia - by 13.4%, and in Ireland - by 12.6%. The decline in housing prices was observed in Sweden - by 1.7%, and in Italy - by 0.2%.