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NSW Building Approvals for July 2021

NSW Approvals

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In July, the approvals for both houses and ex-houses fell in NSW (chart above). The 6 months average (below) for ex-houses has stopped its climb, despite the low number from January dropping out of the 6 month window. February was also low, so a similar number to this month's next month will leave the average flat again.

The July ex-houses approvals dip is nothing like the May and August 2020 figures. Presumably, the confidence generated by rising prices is counteracting the lockdowns to some extent.

NSW Approvals (6m Average)

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About This Image These charts are based on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Building Approvals release. Seasonally adjusted values are used.