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Glut in China's Housing Market

2015 - 10 - 06

Murky Data Add to China’s Housing Headache

Glut in China’s property market is worse than official data show, creating a drag on economic growth.

…… China’s inventory of unsold homes is equal, on a square-foot basis, to more than six Manhattans. The glut is a drag on the world’s No. 2 economy, which is poised to report its slowest annual growth in a quarter century.

(在中國,未售出之餘屋存量以樓地板面積計算已經等於6個曼哈頓了…)

上述數據只計入未售出的成屋,惟未完工的房屋並未包括在內,例如:不負責任的樓建商已陷於無資力,而根本完工不了者、以及貸款繳不出只能等待法拍者,亦或是投資客看衰未來房價準備落跑而丟給銀行等者。

之前就提過很多次,我自己在中國親眼見到的,即已不知有多少閒置的空樓,在一個接一個小區裡,晚上一盞燈都沒有,以及還沒完工的樓房(但是看起來建築工班早已撤走)。

The International Monetary Fund estimated China’s housing inventory at the end of 2013 was about three times that of national data.

(IMF估計到2013年底時,中國之實際餘屋存量是官方數據的3…)

當然,中國不是沒有適宜人居的區域,更不會缺少好的樓盤。但是,霧霾瀰漫之處,還在拼命加碼蓋廣廈,政府或發展商的官方說法,或許已不是唯一的購屋參數。

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