The number of dwellings approved in Australia decreased by 1.5 percent month-over-month in October of 2018, compared to market expectations of a 2.0 percent drop and after an upwardly revised 5.5 percent increase in September. The decline was mainly driven by a 4.8 percent decrease in private dwellings excluding houses (vs 13.0 percent in September). Meanwhile, approvals for building private houses rose 2.7 percent, reversing a 1.5 percent fall in September. Through the year to October, total dwelling approvals plummeted 13.4 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.35 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 31.80 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -22.90 percent in December of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 3.3% -9.4% 3% 4.3%
2018-12-03 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -1.5% 5.5% -2% -2.1%
2019-01-09 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -1.5%
2019-02-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 3.20%
2019-03-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -1.50 5.50 31.80 -22.90 percent [+]
New Home Sales 4954.00 4782.00 20768.00 4769.00 [+]
Housing Index -1.50 -0.70 6.10 -2.20 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output -2.80 1.80 16.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 44.50 46.40 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.50 5.50 31.80 -22.90 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia -1.50 Oct/18
Canada 8058463.00 Oct/18
France 42300.00 Oct/18
Germany 24016.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 6482.00 Sep/18
Turkey 40197.00 Sep/18
United States 1328.00 Nov/18


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