Prices of new apartments in Ukraine could increase by 25% this year,

as predicted by the National Association of Realtors. During the first half of this year, hryvnia prices increased by 15-18%. In the resale market, apartments may increase by 12% this year. Yuriy Pita,  Association President, tells UNIAN that these factors drive prices up: Ukraine’s 9.5% inflation rate; a 14% increase in construction costs for the first half of this year; and a 6% drop in construction work for January-May, compared to  last year.