Who Started Construction of the Most New Dwellings?

New Dwellings Started ('000), 2017 or latest
Real Estate | October 24, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 22 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in new dwellings started with 1,203 '000 followed by Japan and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 2.84 '000, Slovenia with 3.23 '000 and Estonia with 3.61 '000.

Data for more countries are available at New Dwellings Started indicator page.

New Dwellings Started Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 150 151 168 201 223
Belgium '000 41.6 44.8 44.7 52.8 43.5 ... ...
Brazil '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 395 372 344 296 268
Czech Republic '000 27.5 23.9 22.1 24.4 26.4
Finland '000 33.0 29.9 27.8 25.1 32.3
France '000 431 383 359 335 337
Japan '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 841 893 987 880 921
Norway '000 27.5 29.0 27.6 25.4 30.2
Poland '000 ... ... ... 162 142 127 148 168
Slovakia '000 12.7 12.7 13.1 14.8 15.8
South Korea '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 424 481 426 508 717
Spain '000 78.3 44.2 34.3 34.9 49.7
Sweden '000 26.7 21.3 30.6 36.7 47.9
USA '000 609 780 925 1,003 1,112
United Kingdom '000 139 125 150 170 180