The number of dwellings approvals in Australia slumped 9.7 percent month-over-month in July 2019, after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent fall in the previous month and below market expectations of a flat reading. It was the biggest monthly decline in building permits in four months, as approvals for private sector dwellings excluding houses dropped further (-18.4 percent vs -4.6 percent in June) and those for houses fell (-3.3 percent vs 0.2 percent). Among the states and territories, total dwelling approvals decreased in both Victoria (24.3 percent) and New South Wales (17.5 percent), but advanced in South Australia (34.8 percent), Tasmania (21.5 percent), Queensland (10.9 percent) and Western Australia (5.8 percent). Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.29 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 31.60 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -21.80 percent in November of 2002.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Apr -4.7% -13.4% 0% 3%
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM May 0.7% -3.4% 0% -3.5%
2019-07-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Jun -1.2% 0.3% -1% -1.3%
2019-08-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Jul -9.7% -0.8% 0% 0.8%
2019-10-01 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Aug -9.7% 7.3%
2019-10-31 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM Sep
2019-12-02 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM Oct


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -9.70 -0.80 31.60 -21.80 percent [+]
New Home Sales 4237.00 4568.00 20768.00 4035.00 Units [+]
Housing Index -0.70 -3.00 6.10 -3.00 percent [+]
Home Loans 48662.00 46331.00 63242.00 17242.00 [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output -3.80 -2.20 17.90 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 44.60 39.10 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-9.70 -0.80 31.60 -21.80 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia -9.70 Jul/19
Canada 8347695.00 Jul/19
France 41400.00 Jul/19
Germany 24690.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 3543.00 Jun/19
South Africa 8154796.00 Jun/19
Turkey 9477.00 Jun/19
United States 1336.00 Jul/19


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