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Top 5 – Australian Building Approvals – May 2019

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  1. DOWN 20.9% – at 14,778 approvals in May 2019, the fall from the year before was 20.9%
  2. 8,480 – Private sector house approvals were 16.7% lower than in May 2018
  3. 6,122 – Private sector dwellings other than houses were down 26.0% over the same period
  4. UP 4.7% – the value of residential building approvals rose in May
  5. DOWN 6.7% – the value of non-residential building approvals fell in May.

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