Japan’s August Seasonally Adjusted Housing Starts

Following is a table detailing Japan’s seasonally adjusted housing starts from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Tokyo.

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                         Aug.      July      June       May     April     March
                         2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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                    --------------Month-on-Month Percent Change----------------
Total starts             -2.2      16.9       0.3       2.1      -1.1      -7.5
 Owner occupied          -5.5      22.6       3.4      -0.6      -5.9      -4.1
 Housing for rent        -1.0      19.4       6.1      -2.6      -0.9      -9.1
 Other                  301.2     -59.7     -23.0       0.0     117.1     -19.4
 Housing for sale        -0.4      10.7      -4.3      17.3       5.8      -8.0
 Privately financed      -4.9      19.5       0.6       0.2       0.0      -6.0
Floor space total         4.7       6.9      -0.6      -3.2       3.0       5.6
 Residential             -2.9      17.3       1.0       1.5      -1.2      -7.4
 Manufacturing          -12.3     -12.6      11.9     -17.7      11.8      51.2
 Services                46.4     -19.6       9.7     -27.1       3.1      67.1
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                         Aug.      July      June       May     April     March
                         2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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                    --------------------Number of Starts----------------------
Total starts           77,824    79,603    68,085    67,909    66,505    67,263
  Annualized          933,888   955,236   817,020   814,908   798,060   807,156
 Owner occupied        28,035    29,658    24,182    23,397    23,550    25,027
 Housing for rent      28,635    28,935    24,229    22,840    23,439    23,645
 Other                    979       244       605       786       786       362
 Housing for sale      22,018    22,098    19,969    20,873    17,797    16,821
 Privately financed    65,196    68,563    57,368    57,026    56,931    56,917
Floor space (square meters)
Total                  11,817    11,287    10,563    10,627    10,979    10,656
 Residential            6,963     7,170     6,115     6,054     5,966     6,037
 Manufacturing            575       656       751       671       815       729
 Services                 984       672       836       762     1,045     1,014
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Note: Changed calculated by Bloomberg News and may differ slightly due to rounding. SOURCE: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

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