Housing starts in Japan rose by 4.2 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, easily beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain and following a 1.1 percent growth in a month earlier. It marked the third straight month of increase in housing starts and the steepest since January 2017, when the reading showed a 12.8 percent rise. New construction starts accelerated strongly for both owned (9.9 percent vs 3.3 percent in January) and issued (40.3 percent vs 18.2 percent). Also, housing starts rebounded for both two-by-four (0.2 percent vs -8.5 percent) and prefabricated (2.9 percent vs -10.6 percent). In addition, construction starts for rented fell much softer (-5.1 percent vs -12.3 percent). Meanwhile, starts for built for sale grew at a softer pace (11.4 percent vs 19.8 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.48 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
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 1.1% 2.1% 11% 10.6%
2019-03-29 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 4.2% 1.1% 0.5% 0.6%
2019-04-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 4.2% 5.6%
2019-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY
2019-06-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 4.20 1.10 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -3.40 19.80 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 110.89 112.09 114.02 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 1.10 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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