Turkey apartments sales to foreigners in 2021 are the highest in its history

Apartment sales to foreigners in Turkey recorded the highest annual figure in its history, with 58,576 apartments sold.

Turkey apartments sales to foreigners in 2021 are the highest in its history
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2022-01-18 Last update 2022-03-02

Turkey apartments sales to foreigners in 2021 are the highest in its history

According to data issued by the Turkish Statistics Authority Tüik, the sales of apartments to foreigners in Turkey in 2021 reached 58,576 apartments.

Thus, achieving the highest annual figure in the history of apartment sales to foreigners in Turkey, and a 43.5% increase over apartment sales to foreigners in 2020.

Historic figures in the sales of apartments to foreigners

The percentage of sales of apartments to foreigners out of the total general sales of apartments throughout Turkey amounted to 3.9%.

In turn, the sales of apartments to foreigners in December of 2021 achieved the highest monthly figure in the history of apartment sales to foreigners.

Where the sales of 7,841 apartments were recorded, an increase of 77.1% over the sales of the same month last year 2020, and an increase of 6.5% over the sales of the month preceding November 2021.

Istanbul tops sales for foreigners

In the details of the figures related to the sales of apartments to foreigners in Turkey during 2021, Istanbul ranked first among the Turkish states that sold apartments to foreigners with the sale of 26,469 apartments.

Antalya came in second place with the sale of 12,384 apartments, while the capital, Ankara, came in third place with the sale of 3,672 apartments.

Apartment sales to foreigners in Turkey

December sales

Concerning sales of apartments to foreigners during the last month of 2021, Istanbul ranked first among the Turkish states that sold apartments to foreigners, with 3,300 apartments sold.

Antalya came again with the sale of 1,827 apartments, and the third place was again for the capital, Ankara, with the sale of 489 apartments to foreigners during the last month of the year 2021.

The sales figures in the ten states that sell the most apartments to foreigners are as follows:

Rank
State
Sales of residential to foreigners during 2021
Sales of apartments to foreigners in December 2021
1
İstanbul
26,469 apartments
3,300 apartments
2
Antalya
12,384 apartments 
1,827 apartments
3
Ankara
3,672 apartments 
489 apartments
4
Mersin
2,513 apartments 
300 apartments
5
Yalova
1,818 apartments 
236 apartments
6
Bursa
1,683 apartments 
248 apartments
7
İzmir
1,411 apartments 
240 apartments
8
Sakarya
1,262 apartments
200 apartments
9
Samsun
1,157 apartments  
180 apartments
10
Trabzon
952 apartments 
98 apartments

The most foreign nationals that bought apartments in 2021

In the classification of foreign nationalities according to their purchases of apartments in Turkey during 2021, Iranians ranked first among the most foreign nationalities buying apartments in Turkey during 2021, with the purchase of 10,56 apartments.

Iraqis came in second place, buying 8,661 apartments, while the Russians came in third place, buying 5,379 apartments.

The sales figures of residential apartments for the twenty nationalities that purchased the most apartments during 2021 were as follows:

Rank
Foreign nationality
Apartment sales in Turkey in 2021 by nationalities
1
Iranians
10,056 apartments
2
Iraqis
8,661 apartments 
3
Russians
5,379 apartments 
4
Afghan
2,762 apartments 
5
Germans
2,358 apartments 
6
Kazakhs
2,090 apartments
7
Kuwaitis
1,791 apartments 
8
Azeris
1,517 apartments 
9
Americans
1,416 apartments 
10
Yemenis
1,332 apartments 
11
Philistines
1,296 apartments
12
Jordanians
1,257 apartments 
13
Ukrainians
1,246 apartments 
14
Egyptians
1,166 apartments
15
English
1,089 apartments 
16
Lebanese
1,022 apartments 
17
Chinese
963 apartments 
18
Pakistanis
962 apartments 
19
Swedes
850 apartments 
20
Sudanese
699 apartments 

The most foreign nationals that bought apartments in December 2021

Regarding the sales of the last month of 2021, Iranians also ranked first among foreign nationalities who purchased the most apartments, with the purchase of 1,462 apartments.

Iraqis came in second place with the purchase of 1039 apartments, while the Russians came in third place with the purchase of 855 apartments.

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The classification of the twenty most nationalities buying apartments in Turkey during December 2021 was as follows:

Rank
Foreign nationality
Apartment sales in Turkey in December 2021 by nationalities
1
Iranians
1,462 apartments 
2
Iraqis
1,039 apartments 
3
Russians
885 apartments 
4
Germans
296 apartments 
5
Kazakhs
282 apartments 
6
Kuwaitis
263 apartments  
7
Afghan
254 apartments 
8
Azeris
192 apartments 
9
Jordanians
183 apartments 
10
Ukrainians
171 apartments 
11
Egyptians
163 apartments
12
Yemenis
163 apartments 
13
Americans
151 apartments 
14
Philistines
150 apartments 
15
English
150 apartments 
16
Chinese
146 apartments 
17
Lebanese
128 apartments 
18
Pakistanis
109 apartments 
19
Algerians
101 apartments 
20
Swedes
98 apartments   

 

Edited by Imtilak Real Estate©

Reference: TÜİK

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