United States Building Permits  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building permits in the United States fell 0.9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,364 thousand in April 2018, revised figures showed. Earlier estimates showed building permits shrank at a faster 1.8 percent to 1,352 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.42 Thousand from 1960 until 2018, 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
2018-03-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.298M 1.377M 1.32M 1.31M
2018-04-17 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.354M 1.321M 1.323M 1.32M
2018-05-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.352M 1.377M 1.35M 1.362M
2018-06-19 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.364M 1.35M
2018-07-18 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.3M
2018-08-16 12:30 PM Building Permits


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1364.00 1377.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1287.00 1336.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 662.00 672.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -3.00 -4.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5460.00 5600.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.70 1.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.10 0.80 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.86 4.77 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.60 -2.70 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 206.67 205.16 206.67 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.20 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1364.00 1377.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.60 Mar/18
Canada 8399967.00 Mar/18
France 40500.00 Mar/18
Germany 25152.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 5986.00 Mar/18
Turkey 77190.00 Dec/17
United States 1364.00 Apr/18


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