Hosing starts in Japan declined 37.0% in September from a year earlier les than the pervious decline by 38.3%, while forecasts referred to 37.1%. Annualized housing starts recorded 0.699 million yen compared with 0.676 million yen, while it was anticipated to record 0.699 million. As for construction orders, it declined 14.0% from a prior 25.2%.