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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 April 2016 at a level of 82,398 units, 9.0% increase compared to April 2015. Year on year starts of single-family and multi-family dwellings and row houses increased 4.1% to 35,092 units, 15.5% to 38,008 units, and 3.4% to 9,298 units, respectively. Year on year 2x4 housing starts increased by 9.3% to 10,259 units, while prefabricated housing starts decreased by 0.3% to 10,850 units. Seasonally adjusted housing starts on an annual basis increased 0.2% to 994,752 units in April 2016, as compared to March 2016.

Total imports of building products to Japan for the three-month period from January to March 2016 decreased 7.7% to 328.9 billion yen (about US$3.07 billion at 107.00 yen/US$), compared to 356.4 billion yen (about US$2.94 billion at 121.05 yen/US$) for the same period in 2015. Imports from the United States decreased 4.5% to 24.8 billion yen (US$231.68 million) from January to March 2016, compared to 25.9 billion yen (US$214.34 million) in the same period in 2015.

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CS JAPAN CONTACTS

Unit Chief: Arlene Mayeda
Residential Building Products: Kazuhisa Takabatake

Updated on: July 1, 2016


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