First Quarter 2013 House Building statistics: England

Department for Communities and Local Government

Department for Communities and Local Government

Posted by The Department for Communities and Local Government  is the First Quarter House Building statistics.

Statistics in the release present figures on new build housing starts and completions in England. The latest statistics report on the period January to March 2013 and update those previously released on 21 February 2013.
Key statistics include:

• Seasonally adjusted house building starts in England are estimated at 27,370 in the March quarter 2013, 4 per cent higher than the previous quarter.

• Seasonally adjusted completions are estimated at 24,900 in the March quarter 2013, 8 per cent lower than the previous quarter.
• Private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 7 per cent higher in the March quarter 2013 than the previous quarter, whilst starts by housing associations were 1 per cent higher.

• Seasonally adjusted private enterprise completions decreased by 7 per cent and housing association completions fell by 9 per cent from the previous quarter.

• Seasonally adjusted starts are now 62 per cent above the trough in the March quarter 2009 but 44 per cent below the March quarter 2007 peak. Completions are 49 per cent below their March quarter 2007 peak.

• Annual housing starts totalled 101,920 in the 12 months to March 2013, down by 3 per cent compared with the year before. Annual housing completions in England totalled 108,190 in the 12 months to March 2013, a decrease of 8 per cent compared with the previous 12 months.

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