Housing starts drop below 10,000 since start of year

Housing starts declined to fewer than 10,000 in the first eight months of the year, according to the Department of the Environment’s latest housing statistics.

20th September, 2008

Housing starts declined to fewer than 10,000 in the first eight months of the year, according to the Department of the Environment’s latest housing statistics.

Just 9,981 housing starts have been registered since the start of the year, a two-thirds drop from the 30,000 units for the same period last year. Housing starts are those registered with Homebond and give an indication of the level of construction set to get under way.

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