Housing Starts in the United Kingdom increased to 39510 units in the third quarter of 2019 from 38860 units in the second quarter of 2019. United Kingdom Housing Starts - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38444.07 units from 1978 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 69520 units in the second quarter of 1978 and a record low of 17210 units in the first quarter of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom is expected to be 33260.00 units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Housing Starts in the United Kingdom to stand at 34750.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Housing Starts is projected to trend around 38750.00 units in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United Kingdom Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
39510.00 38860.00 69520.00 17210.00 1978 - 2019 units Quarterly
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United Kingdom Housing Starts
In the UK, a house or a flat is counted as started on the date work begins on the laying of the foundation. Thus when foundation work commences on a pair of semi-detached houses two houses are started, and when work begins on a block of flats all the dwellings which that block will contain are started. The starts of houses in building schemes are usually phased over a period of weeks or even, in very large schemes, months.