Visualising China House Prices

This heatmap from Real Estate Foresight illustrates the patterns of the year-on-year house price growth in China for each of the major 70 cities (each little row) and overall across these cities, between January 2011 and February 2018, using the monthly price index data from the National Bureau of Statistics, including the latest for February, published a few days ago (an overall slightly faster growth year-on-year, slower month-on-month). The chart shows the overall cyclicality and how in the latest months the cooling/deceleration has been taking place in the major Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities (after the earlier strong performance), but less so in the lower-tier cities.