Housing starts in Japan declined by 4.1 percent year-on-year in July 2019, compared to market consensus of a 5.4 percent fall and reversing a 0.3 percent gain in the previous month. There were falls in construction starts for both rented (-15.2 percent vs -12.2 percent in June) and two-by-four (-4.1 percent vs -0.6 percent). In addition, starts rose much softer for both owned (3.3 percent vs 12.9 percent) and prefabricated (0.7 percent vs 8.9 percent). Also, new construction starts for built for sale grew less (5.1 percent vs 7.8 percent), due to a drop in collective housing (-1.1 percent vs -4.2 percent) while detached houses eased (8.9 percent vs 10 percent). Meanwhile, starts for issued increased for the first time in three months (43.3 percent vs -34.3 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.46 percent from 1961 until 2019, 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
2019-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Apr -5.7% 10% -0.8% -0.7%
2019-06-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY May -8.7% -5.7% -4.3% -2%
2019-07-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Jun 0.3% -8.7% -3.4% -3.6%
2019-08-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Jul -4.1% 0.3% -5.4% 1%
2019-09-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Aug -4.1%
2019-10-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Sep
2019-11-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Oct


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts -4.10 0.30 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders 26.90 -4.20 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 115.55 114.74 116.44 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.10 0.30 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 226.64 Aug/19
France 34200.00 Jul/19
Japan -4.10 Jul/19
Russia 6.20 Jul/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 1733.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 36630.00 Mar/19
United States 1191.00 Jul/19


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