March 1, 2012 / 12:41 AM / 5 years ago

Australia Jan building approvals rise 0.9 pct

 SYDNEY, March 1 (Reuters) - Australian approvals to
build new homes in January, seasonally adjusted, released by the
Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.	
 	
 Seasonally adjusted        Jan     Dec   m/m pct   Jan' 11
 Private sector houses      7,508   7,516  -0.1     8,108
 Total houses               7,623   7,602  +0.3     8,205 
 Total private dwellings   11,532  11,480  +0.5    13,357
 Total dwelling units      11,729  11,621  +0.9    13,740
       	
 Annual change in total approvals to build new homes: -14.6
percent.    	
 Forecasts centred on a rise of 2.0 percent on the month for
total approvals, a Reuters poll showed.	
 For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web
site at www.abs.gov.au.	
	
 (Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by John Mair)	
 

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