Housing Starts in the United Kingdom decreased to 36630 units in the first quarter of 2019 from 40040 units in the fourth quarter of 2018. Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38423.33 units from 1978 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 69520 units in the second quarter of 1978 and a record low of 17120 units in the first quarter of 2009.

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom is expected to be 36220.00 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 30890.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Housing Starts is projected to trend around 38750.00 units in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 36630.00 40040.00 69520.00 17120.00 units [+]
Construction Output -0.20 1.30 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 764.20 766.00 769.30 96.10 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 66.44 65.65 151.80 26.35 Thousand [+]
Nationwide Housing Prices 434.21 431.92 434.21 98.95 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Applications 42653.00 42407.00 92238.00 17579.00 Units [+]
Construction Pmi 45.30 43.10 64.60 27.80 [+]
Construction Orders 6.60 -10.30 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Loans 3731.00 2938.00 10265.00 -312.00 GBP Million [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 63.40 73.30 63.40 percent [+]


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. 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. United Kingdom Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
36630.00 40040.00 69520.00 17120.00 1978 - 2019 units Quarterly
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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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