Housing starts in Japan rose by 1.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2018, slowing from a 2.1 percent increase in the previous month and missing market consensus of a 11 percent gain. New construction starts slowed for owned (3.3 percent vs 4.8 percent in December) and dropped for two-by-four (-8.5 percent vs 4.2 percent). Also, starts declined further for rented (-12.3 percent vs -7.9 percent) and prefabricated (-10.6 percent vs -2.4 percent). In contrast, construction starts rebounded for those for issued (18.2 percent vs -17.0 percent) and increased at a faster pace for built for sale(19.8 percent vs 16.5 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.47 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
2018-11-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY 0.3% -1.5% 0.3% -0.68%
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 1.1% 0.5% 0.6%
2019-04-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY
2019-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 1.10 2.10 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders 19.80 -3.70 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 112.09 112.01 114.02 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 2.10 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 173.10 Feb/19
France 29700.00 Jan/19
Japan 1.10 Jan/19
Russia 5.00 Feb/19
Spain 0.86 Dec/18
Turkey 8334.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 46930.00 Sep/18
United States 1230.00 Jan/19


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