Housing starts in Japan rose 0.3 percent year-on-year in June 2019, beating market consensus of a 3.4 percent fall and recovering from a 8.7 percent decline in the previous month. There were increases in new construction starts for built for sale (7.8 percent vs-11.4 percent), namely collective housing (4.2 percent vs -22.7 percent) and detached houses (10.0 percent vs-0.4 percent); prefabricated (8.9 percent vs -1.7 percent); and owned (12.9 percent vs 6.5 percent). In addition, starts fell at softer rates for: rented (-12.2 percent vs -15.8 percent); issued (-34.3 percent vs -68.6 percent); and two-by-four (-0.6 percent vs -3.0 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
2019-04-26 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Mar 10% 4.2% 5.8% 5.9%
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 0.3% -3.4%
2019-09-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Aug
2019-10-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Sep


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 0.30 -8.70 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -4.20 -16.90 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 114.74 115.47 117.24 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -8.70 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 222.01 Jul/19
France 35500.00 Jun/19
Japan 0.30 Jun/19
Russia 5.90 Jun/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 4365.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 36630.00 Mar/19
United States 1191.00 Jul/19


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