Housing starts in Japan increased by 0.3 percent year-on-year in October of 2018, recovering from a 1.5 percent fall in the previous month and matching market expectations. New construction starts rose for: owned (4.6 percent vs unchanged in September); issued (18.1 percent vs 18 percent); built for sale (9.2 percent vs 4.3 percent); and two-by-four (0.5 percent vs -4.7 percent). On the other hand, new construction declined for rented (-7.3 percent vs -5.8 percent) and prefabricated houses (-1.8 percent vs -5.7 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.48 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
2018-08-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -0.7% -7.1% -3.8% -5.90%
2018-09-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 1.6% -0.7% 0.1% 0.1%
2018-10-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -1.5% 1.6% -0.7% -0.1%
2018-11-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.3% -1.5% 0.3% -0.68%
2018-12-27 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.3% 0.07%
2019-01-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.60%
2019-02-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 0.30 -1.50 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -16.50 1.00 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 111.89 112.89 114.02 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -1.50 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 215.94 Nov/18
France 35500.00 Oct/18
Japan 0.30 Oct/18
Russia 5.90 Oct/18
Spain 0.86 Sep/18
Turkey 5598.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 41190.00 Jun/18
United States 1228.00 Oct/18


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