Housing Starts in the United Kingdom increased to 37220 units in the second quarter of 2019 from 36630 units in the first quarter of 2019. Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38416.08 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. source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom is expected to be 32440.00 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 32460.00 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 Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37220.00 36630.00 69520.00 17120.00 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.

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 37220.00 36630.00 69520.00 17120.00 units [+]
Construction Output 2.00 -0.30 24.00 -19.20 percent [+]
Housing Index 412.10 404.58 412.10 45.16 points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 64.99 64.66 151.80 26.36 Thousand [+]
Mortgage Applications 43715.00 41312.00 92238.00 17589.00 Units [+]
Nationwide Housing Prices 429.46 430.37 434.21 98.95 points [+]
Construction Pmi 44.40 45.30 64.60 27.80 points [+]
Construction Orders -6.80 -4.80 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Home Loans 4052.00 4312.00 10274.00 -308.00 GBP Million [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.10 65.00 73.30 63.40 percent [+]