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Building permits in Japan

, April 2004 - March 2021: The data series span the period from April 2004 to March 2021. During that time, the average value for Japan was 80824 building permits with a minumum of 56527 building permits in February 2010 and a maximum of 121149 building permits in June 2007. The latest number is 71787, a change of 18.14% from the previous data point of 60764 building permits and a change of 1.5% from a year ago when the level was 70729 building permits.

The number of building permits is considered a leading macroeconomic indicator as it typically grows a few months ahead of an economic expansion and declines a few months before an economic slowdown. See more information about that indicator on our Building permits page.
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Measure: building permits
Source: Statistics Bureau of Japan

Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.
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