In the second quarter of 2014, nationwide real estate unit sales agreements totalled 151,994, decreasing by 3.1% over the same period of the previous year. 141,833 (93.3%) transfers of properties concerned homes and appurtenances and 9,126 (6.0%) real estate units for business purposes.
In relation to the type of use, sales of residential properties decreased by 3.1%, whereas sales of properties for business use declined by 3.2%.
In the second quarter of 2014, transfers of properties decreased in all the geographical areas. The South area (-5.4%) and the Islands (-9.7%) were the geographical areas more involved in a renewed decreasing as far as homes and appurtenances are concerned, whereas as far as transfers of units for business are concerned, the Centre (-5.1%) and the Islands areas (-9.7%) experimented the worst per cent change.
A set of tables containing regional details and records from various District Notarial Archives is available in the Italian version of Istat website.