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

Building permits in the United States edged down 0.1 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,302 thousand in December 2017 from a revised 1,303 thousand in November and above market expectations of 1,290 thousand. Multi-family homes permits declined 4.3 percent to 382 thousand while single-family authorizations rose 1.8 percent to 881 thousand. Across US regions, building permits decreased in the South (-11.1 percent), but rose in the Northeast (43 percent), the Midwest (8.7 percent) and the West (1.7 percent). Considering 2017 as a whole, building permits increased 4.7 percent from the previous year to 1,263 thousand, the highest level since 2007. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1355.98 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
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Building Permits 1298K 1316K 1280K 1270K
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Building Permits MoM -1.4% 7.4% -3.1% -4%
2018-01-18 01:30 PM Building Permits 1.302M 1.303M 1.29M 1.25M
2018-02-16 01:30 PM Building Permits 1.302M
2018-03-16 12:30 PM Building Permits
2018-04-17 12:30 PM Building Permits


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1302.00 1303.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1192.00 1299.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 733.00 624.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 0.80 -0.60 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5810.00 5500.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 72.00 74.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Housing Index 0.50 0.50 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.33 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 4.10 8.30 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 203.84 203.44 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.90 63.70 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1302.00 1303.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 11.70 Nov/17
Canada 7657343.00 Nov/17
France 39100.00 Nov/17
Germany 25982.00 Oct/17
Netherlands 6268.00 Oct/17
Turkey 275864.00 Sep/17
United States 1302.00 Dec/17


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