Housing Reports By Country

      • Overview – Housing Reports – At times, housing figures may be the most watched economic event in a country. Overall the housing sector tends to leads the developments in the rest of the economy.Home sales are major expenditures, usually requiring either substantial savings or long term financing. This makes home sales a gauge of consumer optimism, as homes are purchased when the economic outlook is bright and consumers have more disposable income. Home sales are typically accompanied by additional purchases as consumers renovate, decorate, and furnish their homes. This spurs additional demand for goods, multiplying the consumption effect of home purchases. Consequently, the housing sector tends to lead the economy, showing robust growth at the start of economic expansion and slowdown at the onset of a recession.Country

        United States

        Euro-Zone
        Japan
        United Kingdom
        Canada
        Switzerland
        Australia
        New Zealand

 

Rarely affects markets
Moderate market impact
Tends to move markets on release

 

    • United States – USD
Building Permits Rarely affects markets
Construction Spending Rarely affects markets
Housing Starts Rarely affects markets
MBA Mortgage Applications Rarely affects markets
Pending Home Sales Rarely affects markets
New Home Sales Rarely affects markets
Existing Home Sales Rarely affects markets
NAHB Housing Market Index Rarely affects markets
    • Euro-Zone – EUR

Euro-zone Construction Production Index  
German Construction Investment
French Housing Starts 3M

 

    • Japan – JPY

Japanese Construction Orders
Japanese Construction Starts
Japanese Housing Starts
Japanese Tokyo Condominium Sales

 

    • United Kingdom - GBP

RICS House Price Balance – UK
Nationwide House Prices – UK
FT House Prices – UK
Construction PMI – UK

 

    • Canada – CAD

Building Permits – Canada
Housing Starts – Canada
New Housing Price Index – Canada

 

    • Switzerland – CHF

None

 

    • Australia – AUD

Building Approvals – Australia
Dwelling Starts – Australia
Construction Work Done
Home Loans – Australia
Housing Industry Association New Home Sales
House Price Index – Australia

 

    • New Zealand – NZD

Building Permits – New Zealand