Housing starts in Japan rose by 2.1 percent year-on-year in December of 2018, reversing a 0.6 percent drop in the previous month but slightly below market consensus of a 2.2 percent growth. New construction starts rose for two-by-four (4.2 percent vs -3.7 percent in November), owned (4.8 percent vs 2.5 percent) and built for sale (16.5 percent vs 6.1 percent). On the other hand, declines were seen in construction starts for issued slumped (-17.0 percent vs 37.9 percent), rented (-7.9 percent vs -6.9 percent) and prefabricated (-2.4 percent vs -1.8 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
2018-10-31 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 -0.6% 0.3% -0.4% 0.1%
2019-01-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 2.1% -0.6% 2.2% 0.6%
2019-02-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 2.1% 11% 0.6%
2019-03-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY
2019-04-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 2.10 -0.60 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -3.70 -10.70 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 110.40 111.89 114.02 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.10 -0.60 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 207.97 Jan/19
France 35500.00 Dec/18
Japan 2.10 Dec/18
Russia 4.20 Jan/19
Spain 0.86 Sep/18
Turkey 8334.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 46930.00 Sep/18
United States 1256.00 Nov/18


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