Australia Building Permits  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Building permits in Australia unexpectedly went up 1.8 percent month-on-month to 17,412 units in January of 2017, compared to an upwardly revised 2.5 percent fall in December 2016 while markets expected a 0.4 percent drop. Approvals for total dwellings excluding houses rose 6.2 percent to 8,349 units. In contrast, building permits for private sector houses dropped by 3 percent to 8,840 units. Year-on-year, total dwelling approvals fell 12 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.34 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 31.20 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -22.20 percent in July of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-09 12:30 AM Nov 7.0% -11.8% 5%
2017-02-02 12:30 AM Dec -1.2% 7.5%% -2.0% -1.7%
2017-03-02 12:30 AM Jan 1.8% -2.5% -0.4% -0.2%
2017-04-03 01:30 AM Feb 1.8% -0.40%
2017-05-03 01:30 AM Mar 0.81%
2017-05-31 01:30 AM Apr 0.12%




Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1.80 -2.50 31.20 -22.20 percent [+]
New Home Sales 7392.00 7379.00 20768.00 5186.00 [+]
Housing Index 4.10 1.50 6.10 -2.60 percent [+]
Construction Output -0.20 -4.40 9.20 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 53.10 47.70 59.10 29.24 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 67.00 68.90 71.40 67.00 percent [+]



Australia Building Permits Notes

In Australia, Building Permits show the monthly change in the number of total dwelling units approved, including building activity carried out on existing buildings. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Building Permits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Building Permits - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 -2.50 31.20 -22.20 1983 - 2017 percent Monthly
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