Housing starts in Japan dropped by 5.7 percent year-on-year in April 2019, worse than market consensus of a 0.8 percent fall and after a 10.0 percent jump in the previous month. This was the first yearly decline in housing starts since November last year, when the reading showed a 0.6 percent decrease. New construction starts for built for sale plunged (-6 percent vs 33.4 percent in March), in particular collective housing (-15.1 percent vs 69.5 percent), amid a noticeable slowdown in construction starts for prefabricated (1 percent vs 2.7 percent in March). Meanwhile, starts rose faster for: owned (9.2 percent vs 8.9 percent), rented (16.7 percent vs 4.5 percent), issued (75.9 percent vs 62.4 percent), and two-by-four (11.6 percent vs 4.8 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.49 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
2019-02-28 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%
2019-04-26 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 10% 4.2% 5.8% 5.9%
2019-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -5.7% 10% -0.8% -0.7%
2019-06-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -5.7% -4.3% -2%
2019-07-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY
2019-08-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts -5.70 10.00 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders -19.90 66.10 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 114.22 117.24 117.24 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.70 10.00 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 202.34 May/19
France 30200.00 Apr/19
Japan -5.70 Apr/19
Russia 4.60 May/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 4365.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 35660.00 Dec/18
United States 1269.00 May/19


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