Japan's housing starts index (YoY) annual reading basis during March raised by 0.854%, which compared with previous reading 0.749% in last year and current reading is better than analyst's expectations that indicated to 0.826%.

Japan annualized housing starts (YoY) declined to -2.4% on yearly basis in March, compared with previous -9.3% of last year, while analyst's forecasts referred to -5.8%.

Construction orders (YoY) in Japan rose by 42.3% on yearly basis during March, compared with previous reading -20.3% during last year.