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Japan Platform Frame Housing Share Reaches All Time High

Kevin Bews

By Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

June 3, 2013

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) housing statistics at the end of April showed that Platform frame share reached a new all-time high of 12.4% of the total housing starts in Japan since this construction method was introduced in 1974. For the 2012 fiscal year, 2×4 starts reached 110,459 units an increase on a year to basis of 11.9% and for the fiscal period as indicated in the bar graph below.