Building Approvals going gangbusters

Data from the ABS for residential building approvals in February confirms that the surge continues apace. Across the nation approvals are now up 20.1% y/y after a month-on-month bounce of 21.6%. House approvals are driving the national surge (up 57.9% y/y) while unit approvals remain 26.3% below their level of …read more

Building Approvals stay strong in the North

Despite some weakness in the national and state data for January, which showed some significant month-on-month declines (see here for details), figures released today for the regions show that strength was maintained in the North. The data for the SA4 regions in Queensland, when seen through the lens of the …read more

Building Approvals give back some of the huge increases at the end of last year

Residential building approvals for January reversed some of the very strong data seen at the end of last year. However, approvals still remain well above the levels seen a year ago on the back of available government support and low interest rates. Nationwide approvals fell 19.4% for the month but …read more

Another month of very strong Building Approvals in the North

Last month we wrote of a surge in residential building approvals in the North. This month the story is even stronger. Following last week’s data December release which showed year-on-year residential building approvals up 23% nationally and 83% in Queensland today we got the regional data release from the ABS …read more

Building Approvals see another surge in Queensland

Residential building approvals data for Dec released this morning shows total Australian approvals up 10.9% m/m which brings them to 22.8% higher than a year ago. House approvals are up 55.4% y/y while units have fallen by 18.4% y/y. In Queensland the lift is even more impressive. Total approvals were …read more

Building Approvals in the North surge

Following last week’s data November release which showed year-on-year residential building approvals up 15% nationally and 32% in Queensland today we got the regional data release from the ABS which allows us to update our regional Conus Trend series. This showed that, although Greater Brisbane is doing better than the …read more

House approvals surge in Queensland

Data released this morning by the ABS for November residential building approvals show seasonally adjusted approvals were up across the nation by 2.6% m/m and are now 15.0% higher than at the same time last year. House approvals are up 34.5% y/y while unit approvals are down 12.2%. In Queensland …read more

Far North bucks the regional building approvals trend

Original regional building approval data for October released yesterday by the ABS allows us to update our Conus Trend series for the Queensland SA4 regions as well as our local Local Government Areas. While approvals were up 14.3% y/y across the nation in Oct, Queensland saw a 9.3% decline on …read more

Building Approvals do well in Sept.

Residential building approvals in September beat expectations with a 15.4% m/m increase which translates to a 8.8% y/y increase. House approvals are up 22.1% from a year ago while units are down 10.3%. In Queensland September saw a 19.3% jump for the month (significantly better than Victoria or NSW) which …read more

Cairns building approvals hit a 2-year high

Last week saw the national and state residential building approvals data for August (see here for details), today we got the original ABS regional data which allows us to update our Conus Trend series. Although approvals in Queensland were up 12.0% from a year ago, today’s data shows us that …read more

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