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TRADE EVENTS

Living & Design Show 2016 in Osaka (October 12 – 14, 2016)
Japan Home & Building Show 2016 in Tokyo (October 26 - 28, 2016)

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

Housing Starts and Imports of Building Products

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced Japan's total housing starts for February 2016 at a level of 72,831 units, 7.8% increase compared to February 2015. Year on year starts of single-family and multi-family dwellings increased 3.9% to 32,043 units and 14.3% to 33,153 units, respectively, while row houses decreased 0.8% to 7,635 units. Year on year 2x4 and prefabricated housing starts increased by 4.9% to 8,529 units and 1.5% to 10,827 units, respectively. Seasonally adjusted housing starts on an annual basis increased 11.6% to 973,692 units in February 2016, as compared to January 2016.

Total imports of building products to Japan in January 2016 decreased 12.1% to 117.6 billion yen (about US $1.07 billion at 110.00 yen/US$), compared to 133.9 billion yen (about US $1.11 billion at 121.05 yen/US$) in January 2015. Imports from the United States decreased 24.9% to 7.6 billion yen (US $68.88 million) in January 2016, compared to 10.1 billion yen (US $83.36 million) in January 2015.

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CS JAPAN CONTACTS

Unit Chief: Arlene Mayeda
Residential Building Products: Kazuhisa Takabatake

Updated on: April 27, 2016


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