Japan Home & Building Show 2014 (November 12 - 14, 2014)
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Housing Starts and Imports of Building Products
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced Japan's total housing starts for December 2013 at a level of 89,578 units, a 18.0% increase compared to December 2012. Year on year starts of single-family and multi-family dwellings and row houses increased 16.5% to 44,638 units, 19.0% to 34,201 units, and 20.7% to 10,739 units, respectively. Year on year 2x4 and prefabricated housing starts increased by 9.3% to 11,209 units and 22.2% to 14,490 units, respectively. Seasonally adjusted housing starts on an annual basis increased 1.7% to 1,054,860 units in December 2013, as compared to November 2013.
Total imports of building products to Japan for the eleven-month period from January to November 2013 increased 27.3% to 1,254.5 billion yen (about US$12.42 billion at 101.00 yen/US$), compared to 985.3 billion yen (about US$12.34 at 79.82 yen/US$) for the same period in 2012. Imports from the United States increased 38.8% to 93.1 billion yen (US$921.89 million) from January to November 2013, compared to 67.1 billion yen (US$840.20 million) in the same period in 2012.
Housing Starts in Japan – January 2014 (late March 2014)
Imports of Building Products to Japan – December 2013 (late March 2014)
Updated on March 7, 2014