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

Building permits in the United States fell 2.2 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,273 thousand in June 2018, while markets were expecting a 2.2 percent rise to 1,330 thousand. Multi-family permits declined 7.6 percent to 423 thousand, while single-family authorizations increased 0.8 percent to 850 thousand. Across regions, permits went down in the Midwest (-18.7 percent), the Northeast (-16.4 percent) and the West (-1.8 percent), but rose in the South (6.2 percent). Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.23 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
2018-05-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.352M 1.377M 1.35M 1.362M
2018-06-19 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.301M 1.364M 1.35M 1.35M
2018-07-18 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.273M 1.301M 1.33M 1.3M
2018-08-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.273M 1.28M
2018-09-19 12:30 PM Building Permits
2018-10-17 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.28M


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1273.00 1301.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1173.00 1337.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 689.00 646.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -2.20 -2.10 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5430.00 5450.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.40 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.10 0.20 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 68.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.77 4.76 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.50 2.50 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 210.17 208.50 210.17 100.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1273.00 1301.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia -3.20 May/18
Canada 8200000.00 May/18
France 40200.00 May/18
Germany 28999.00 May/18
Netherlands 4246.00 May/18
Turkey 49669.00 Mar/18
United States 1273.00 Jun/18


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