Building permits in the United States rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,296 thousand in April 2019, after declining for three consecutive months and above market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Permits for the volatile multi-family housing segment jumped 8.9 percent to 514 thousand, while single-family authorisations fell 4.2 percent to 782 thousand. Across regions, permits increased in the West (5.3 percent to 339 thousand) and Midwest (2.2 percent to 188 thousand), but dropped in the South (-1.2 percent to 649 thousand) and Northeast (-4.0 percent to 120 thousand). Permits for March were revised to 1,288 thousand from 1,269 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1355.36 Thousand from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2419 Thousand in December of 1972 and a record low of 513 Thousand in March of 2009.

Building Permits in the United States is expected to be 1250.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Building Permits in the United States to stand at 1150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Building Permits is projected to trend around 1200.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-08 01:30 PM Building Permits 1.345M 1.326M 1.289M 1.31M
2019-03-26 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.296M 1.317M 1.3M 1.31M
2019-04-19 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.269M 1.291M 1.3M 1.320M
2019-05-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.296M 1.288M 1.29M 1.302M
2019-06-18 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.296M
2019-07-17 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.25M
2019-08-16 12:30 PM Building Permits


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1296.00 1288.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1235.00 1168.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand units [+]
New Home Sales 692.00 662.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand units [+]
Pending Home Sales -1.20 -4.90 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5210.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.90 0.70 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.30 0.60 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 66.00 63.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.40 4.41 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -0.60 2.70 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 212.70 212.27 213.83 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


United States Building Permits

Building Permits refer to the approvals given by a local jurisdictions before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. Not all areas of the United States require a permit for construction. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Building Permits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Building Permits - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1296.00 1288.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Australia -15.50 Mar/19
Canada 8062581.00 Mar/19
France 37200.00 Mar/19
Germany 19501.00 Feb/19
Netherlands 3946.00 Feb/19
Turkey 74867.00 Dec/18
United States 1296.00 Apr/19


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