Australia Building Permits  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Building permits in Australia fell 13.4 percent month-on-month to 16,484 units in March of 2017 from an upwardly revised 8.9 percent rise in February and worse than market expectations of a 0.4 percent drop. It was the steepest decline since November 2015, as dwelling approvals went down for private sector excluding houses (-22.5 percent to 7,289 units) and private sector houses (-4.3 percent to 8,942 units). Year-on-year, total dwelling approvals fell 19.9 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.33 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30.90 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -22.40 percent in July of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-02 12:30 AM Jan 1.8% -2.5% -0.4% -0.2%
2017-04-03 01:30 AM Feb 8.3% 2.2% -0.5% -0.40%
2017-05-08 01:30 AM Mar -13.4% 8.9% -4% -2.6%
2017-05-30 01:30 AM Apr -13.4% 3% 4%
2017-07-03 01:30 AM May 0.82%
2017-08-02 01:30 AM Jun -0.63%




Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -13.40 8.90 30.90 -22.40 percent [+]
New Home Sales 7313.00 7392.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
Housing Index 4.10 1.50 6.10 -2.60 percent [+]
Construction Output -0.70 0.60 9.20 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 51.90 51.20 59.10 29.24 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 67.00 68.90 71.40 67.00 percent [+]


Australia Building Permits Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-13.40 8.90 30.90 -22.40 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
Volume, SA



building permits by Country

Last
Australia -13.40 Mar/17
Canada 7001634.00 Mar/17
France 44600.00 Mar/17
Germany 25547.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6082.00 Dec/16
Turkey 122143.00 Dec/16
United States 1228.00 Apr/17