Japan Housing Starts 1961-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Housing starts in Japan declined by 2.6 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, after the prior month's three year-low of a 13.2 percent drop and less than market expectations of a 3.9 percent fall. Construction fell at a softer pace for rented houses (-4.6 percent from -10.8 percent in January) and two-by-four (-3 percent from -3.4 percent) while rebounded for built for sale (3.4 percent from -27.5 percent). Meantime, dwelling slumped for private houses (-6.1 percent from 0.1 percent) and continued to decrease for prefabricated (-8 percent from -7 percent). Housing Starts in Japan averaged 2.56 percent from 1961 until 2017, 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
2018-01-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -2.1% -0.4% 1.1% 1%
2018-02-28 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -13.2% -2.1% -5% -3.5%
2018-03-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -2.6% -13.2% -3.9% -3.7%
2018-04-27 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -2.6% -3.9% -2.48%
2018-05-31 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -4.06%
2018-06-30 05:00 AM Housing Starts YoY -2.59%


Japan Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts -2.60 -13.20 67.63 -43.96 percent [+]
Construction Orders 19.20 0.90 104.90 -42.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 109.01 109.83 112.22 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.60 -13.20 67.63 -43.96 1961 - 2018 percent Monthly
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housing starts by Country
Country Last
Canada 225.21 Mar/18
France 30000.00 Feb/18
Japan -2.60 Feb/18
Russia 5.20 Feb/18
Spain 0.27 Dec/17
Turkey 8503.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 35590.00 Dec/17
United States 1319.00 Mar/18


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