Wales

House prices in Wales drop slightly, figures show

For Sale signs in Cardiff street
Image caption The average house in Wales costs £172,000, the ONS said

House prices in Wales have risen by 5.7% over the past year, official figures show.

It is a slight drop on last month, which was 5.8%, said the Office for National Statistics.

The most recent figure comes in behind the UK average, which was 10.4% and England's which was 10.8%.

The average house in Wales now costs £172,000 compared with homes across the UK where the average figure is £271,000.

In England the average house costs £283,000.

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