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

Building permits in Australia dropped by 6.2 percent from the preceding month in February of 2018, following an upwardly revised 17.2 percent jump in the prior month. Figure was worse than market expectations of a 4.8 percent fall, mainly due to a slump in the approval of private sector dwellings excluding houses (-16.4 percent from 42.5 percent in Jnauary). On the other hand, building permits for private houses rose by 1.9 percent, after a 0.9 percent fall in the previous month. Through the year to February 2018, total building permits fell by 3.1 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 -22.60 percent in July of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-01 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -20.2% 11.7% -8% -1.4%
2018-03-05 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 17.1% -20.6% 5% 5.7%
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 -6.2% 0.02%
2018-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 0.35%
2018-07-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 1.40%


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -6.20 17.20 31.50 -22.60 percent [+]
New Home Sales 5526.00 5563.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
Housing Index 1.00 -0.20 6.10 -2.20 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output -19.40 16.60 16.60 -19.40 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 57.20 56.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6.20 17.20 31.50 -22.60 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia -6.20 Feb/18
Canada 8167334.00 Feb/18
France 39800.00 Feb/18
Germany 22006.00 Jan/18
Netherlands 6018.00 Feb/18
Turkey 77190.00 Dec/17
United States 1354.00 Mar/18


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