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

Housing starts in Japan unexpectedly rose by 1.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2018, after a 0.3 percent gain in a month earlier and beating market expectations of a 6.1 percent drop. It is the second straight month of increase in housing starts, mainly driven by a sharp rise in built for sale construction (12.2 percent from 5 percent in April). Meantime, construction fell more for: private houses (-2.2 percent from -1.9 percent); rented houses (-5.7 percent from -2.1); and prefabricated (-11.5 percent from -10.8 percent), while slumped for two-by-four (-12.2 percent from 0.6 percent). 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
2018-04-27 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 1.3% 0.3% -6.1% 1.4%
2018-07-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 1.3% 1.1%
2018-08-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -0.43%
2018-09-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -1.09%


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 1.30 0.30 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -18.70 4.00 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 114.02 111.89 114.02 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 0.30 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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housing starts by Country
Country Last
Canada 248.10 Jun/18
France 31300.00 May/18
Japan 1.30 May/18
Russia 3.50 May/18
Spain 0.89 Mar/18
Turkey 6822.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 39890.00 Mar/18
United States 1350.00 May/18


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