United States Building Permits  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits grew 5.9 percent in October to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,297K. This is the strongest number since January. Single-family authorizations in October were at a rate of 839K; this is 1.9 percent above the revised September figure of 823K. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 416K in October, 13.4 percent above September figure of 367K. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.10 Thousand from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2419 Thousand in December of 1972 and a record low of 513 Thousand in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-18 12:30 PM Building Permits 1215K 1272K 1245K 1190K
2017-11-17 01:30 PM Building Permits MoM 5.9% -3.7% 2.0% 2%
2017-11-17 01:30 PM Building Permits 1297K 1225K 1240K 1245K
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Building Permits MoM 5.9%
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Building Permits 1297K


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1297.00 1225.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1290.00 1135.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 667.00 561.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -3.50 -2.80 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5390.00 5350.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.30 0.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.70 0.40 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.18 4.18 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 3.10 0.00 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.90 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 202.87 202.02 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1297.00 1225.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.50 Sep/17
Canada 7861482.00 Sep/17
France 48300.00 Sep/17
Germany 23178.00 Sep/17
Netherlands 6762.00 Sep/17
Turkey 199694.00 Jun/17
United States 1297.00 Oct/17