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

The number of dwellings approvals in Australia jumped 6.4 percent month-on-month in June 2018, following a downwardly revised 2.5 percent fall in the previous month and easily beating market consensus of a 0.2 percent rise. It was the steepest increase in dwelling permits since January, due to a strong rebound in private houses approvals (5 percent vs -7.4 percent in May). Also, building permits for private sector dwellings excluding houses increased by 7.2 percent, way higher than a 4.2 percent rise in a month earlier. Year-on-year, total dwelling approvals went up 1.6 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.38 percent from 1983 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32 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
2018-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -5% 3.5% -3% -1.3%
2018-07-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -3.2% -5.6% 1% 3%
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 6.4% -1.81%
2018-10-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM 0.09%
2018-11-02 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 0.92%


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 6.40 -2.50 32.00 -21.80 percent [+]
New Home Sales 5065.00 4958.00 20768.00 4958.00 [+]
Housing Index -0.70 1.00 6.10 -2.20 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output 0.20 -18.30 16.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 52.00 50.60 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 -2.50 32.00 -21.80 1983 - 2018 percent Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.40 Jun/18
Canada 8091547.00 Jun/18
France 41600.00 Jun/18
Germany 25676.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 6277.00 Jun/18
Turkey 49669.00 Mar/18
United States 1311.00 Jul/18


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