Australia Building Permits  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Building permits in Australia dropped by 5 percent month-in-month in April of 2018, following an upwardly revised 3.5 percent rise in the previous month and worse than market consensus of a 3 percent fall. The decline was mainly due to a slump in the approval of private sector dwellings excluding houses (-11.5 percent from 7.6 percent in March). Meantime, building permits for private houses increased by 0.1 percent, compared to a 1.6 percent gain in a month earlier. Through the year to April 2018, total building permits went up 1.9 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.36 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 31.50 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -22.50 percent in July of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-04 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -6.2% 17.2% -4.8% -7%
2018-05-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 2.6% -4.2% 1% 9%
2018-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -5% 3.5% -3% -1.3%
2018-07-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -5% -3% 3%
2018-08-02 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -0.52%
2018-08-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 0.49%


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -5.00 3.50 31.50 -22.50 percent [+]
New Home Sales 5188.00 5418.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
Housing Index -0.70 1.00 6.10 -2.20 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output 0.20 -18.30 16.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 54.00 55.40 60.50 29.24 Index Points [+]


Australia Building Permits

In Australia, Building Permits show the monthly change in the number of total dwelling units approved, including building activity carried out on existing buildings. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Building Permits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Building Permits - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.00 3.50 31.50 -22.50 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia -5.00 Apr/18
Canada 7810678.00 Apr/18
France 36600.00 Apr/18
Germany 25750.00 Apr/18
Netherlands 4032.00 Apr/18
Turkey 49669.00 Mar/18
United States 1301.00 May/18


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