The number of dwellings approved in Australia rose unexpectedly by 2.5 percent month-over-month in January 2019, recovering from a revised 8.1 percent decline in the previous month and easily beating market consensus of a flat reading. Approvals grew the most in Western Australia (28.8 percent), Tasmania (15.4 percent) and New South Wales (12.0 percent). Approvals for private dwellings excluding houses rose 2.7 percent and those for private houses also increased by 2.1 percent. Through the year to January, total dwelling approvals plummeted 28.6 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.31 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 31.70 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
2018-12-03 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -1.5% 5.5% -2% -2.1%
2019-01-09 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -9.1% -1.5% -0.5% 0.8%
2019-02-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -8.4% -9.8% 1.8% 3.2%
2019-03-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 2.5% -8.1% 0% -2%
2019-04-02 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 2.5% -3.5%
2019-05-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -1%
2019-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 2.50 -8.10 31.70 -21.80 percent [+]
New Home Sales 4538.00 4623.00 20768.00 4538.00 Units [+]
Housing Index -2.40 -1.50 6.10 -2.40 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output -3.10 -3.60 17.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 43.80 43.10 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.50 -8.10 31.70 -21.80 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 2.50 Jan/19
Canada 8379023.00 Jan/19
France 33700.00 Jan/19
Germany 28830.00 Dec/18
Netherlands 3846.00 Jan/19
Turkey 74867.00 Dec/18
United States 1345.00 Jan/19


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