Australia Dwelling Approvals  1983-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of dwellings approvals in Australia dropped unexpectedly by 9.4 percent month-on-month in August of 2018, missing market consensus of a 1 percent rise and following a downwardly revised 4.6 percent fall in the previous month. It marked the second straight month of decrease in building permits and the steepest since December last year, as approvals fell for private sector dwellings excluding houses, mostly apartments (-17.2 percent vs -2.7 percent in July) and private houses (- 1.9 percent vs -5.8 percent). Through the year to August 2018, total dwelling approvals tumbled 13.6 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.34 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -22.40 percent in December of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-31 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 6.4% -2.5% 0.2% 1.9%
2018-08-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -5.2% 6.8% -2.5% -2.8%
2018-10-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -9.4% -4.6% 1% 1.1%
2018-10-30 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -9.4% 4.32%
2018-11-30 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -0.18%


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -9.40 -4.60 32.00 -22.40 percent [+]
New Home Sales 4767.00 4909.00 20768.00 4767.00 [+]
Housing Index -0.70 -0.70 6.10 -2.20 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output 1.60 2.40 16.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 49.30 51.80 60.50 29.24 Index Points [+]


Australia Dwelling Approvals

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 Dwelling Approvals - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9.40 -4.60 32.00 -22.40 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia -9.40 Aug/18
Canada 8148439.00 Aug/18
France 34600.00 Aug/18
Germany 30737.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 5629.00 Jul/18
Turkey 73270.00 Jun/18
United States 1241.00 Sep/18


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