Just 1,732 new apartments were for sale in Bratislava at the end of September, down by half compared to September 2018, according to data of Bencont, a developer. Back in 2017, as many as 4,900 new apartments were on offer. One of the results was a 12.3% annual growth in price to €3,085 per sqm. The market sorely lacks large projects of affordable housing; the supply is dominated by low-quality apartments that developers have been unable to sell for some time. The situation won’t change in the coming year, as developers complain the slow approval process hampers new construction.