Housing starts in Japan declined by 7.1 percent year-on-year in August 2019, compared to the previous month's 4.1 percent drop and market consensus of a 6.1 percent fall, led by decreases in owned (-1.6 percent vs 3.3 percent in July), rented (-17.5 percent vs -15.2 percent), issued (-64.3 percent vs -43.3 percent), prefabricated (-5.3 percent vs 0.7 percent), and two-by-four (-12.5 percent vs -4.1 percent). On the other hand, new construction starts for built for sale grew faster (5.6 percent vs 5.1 percent), due to a sharp rebound in collective housing (11.1 percent vs -1.1 percent) and a further rise in detached houses (2.4 percent vs 8.9 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
2019-06-28 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 -7.1% -4.1% -6.1% -4%
2019-10-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Sep -7.1% 2.5%
2019-11-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Oct
2019-12-26 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY Nov


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts -7.10 -4.10 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -25.90 26.90 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 113.60 115.55 116.44 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-7.10 -4.10 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 221.20 Sep/19
France 16300.00 Aug/19
Japan -7.10 Aug/19
Russia 5.80 Aug/19
Spain 0.78 Jun/19
Turkey 1733.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 37220.00 Jun/19
United States 1364.00 Aug/19


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