PHOTO: Global Price Index – Knight Frank Q3 2017

The main story from this quarter’s data is of slowing growth.

Overall, the index increased by 5.1% year-on-year compared with 6.3% last quarter, so the index’s lowest rate of annual growth since the start of 2016.

Although nearly nine in every ten of the countries tracked by our index recorded positive annual price growth in the year to September 2017, almost half saw their rate of annual growth decline compared with the previous quarter.

The shift was most evident at the top of the rankings table. Thirteen of the 15 strongest- performing housing markets around the world registered a slowdown in their rate of annual growth in the year to September.