Japan Housing Starts  1961-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Housing starts in Japan unexpectedly rose by 0.3 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, after a 8.3 percent fall in a month earlier and beating market expectations of a 8.9 percent drop. It is the first month of increase in housing starts since June 2017, as construction rebounded for built for sale (5 percent from -3.6 percent in March) and two-by-four (0.6 percent -4.4 percent). At the same time, dwellings fell at a softer pace for private houses (-1.9 percent from -4.2 percent) and rented houses (-2.1 from -12.3 percent). Meanwhile, prefabricated construction dropped by 10.8 from, after a 10.5 percent fall in March. Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.51 percent from 1961 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 67.63 percent in March of 1972 and a record low of -43.96 percent in September of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -2.6% -13.2% -3.9% -3.7%
2018-04-27 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -8.3% -2.6% -5.4% -2.5%
2018-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.3% -8.3% -8.9% -4.1%
2018-06-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.3% -6.1% 1.4%
2018-07-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 1.1%
2018-08-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -0.39%


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 0.30 -8.30 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders 4.00 -4.00 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 109.01 109.83 112.22 97.26 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 61.70 61.10 61.70 59.80 percent [+]


Japan Housing Starts

In Japan, housing starts refers to the year-on-year change in volume of new housing construction started. This page provides the latest reported value for - Japan Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -8.30 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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housing starts by Country
Country Last
Canada 195.61 May/18
France 32100.00 Apr/18
Japan 0.30 Apr/18
Russia 3.50 May/18
Spain 0.89 Mar/18
Turkey 6822.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 35590.00 Dec/17
United States 1350.00 May/18


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