United States Housing Starts  1959-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Housing starts in the United States jumped 8.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1215 thousand in June of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1122 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 5.8 percent rise. It is the strongest construction activity in four months as starts increased in the Northeast, the Midwest and the West. Housing Starts in the United States averaged 1436.74 Thousand from 1959 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2494 Thousand in January of 1972 and a record low of 478 Thousand in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-06-16 12:30 PM May 1092K 1156K 1215K 1210K
2017-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 8.3% -2.8% 5.8%
2017-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1215K 1122K 1155K 1130K
2017-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1215K 1174.29%
2017-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 8.3% 1174.29%
2017-09-19 12:30 PM Aug 1173.07%




US Housing Starts Rebound In June


Housing starts in the United States jumped 8.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1215 thousand in June of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1122 thousand in the previous month and compared to market expectations of a 5.8 percent rise. It is the strongest construction activity in four months as starts increased in the Northeast, the Midwest and the West.

Single-family starts, the largest segment of the market went up 6.3 percent to 849 thousand and the volatile multi-family segment surged 15.4 percent to 359 thousand. Starts jumped in the Northeast (83.7 percent to 158 thousand); the Midwest (22 percent to 205 thousand) and the West (1.6 percent to 319 thousand) but shrank 3.8 percent to 533 thousand in the South. 

Building permits increased 7.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1254 thousand from 1168 thousand in May and way above market expectations of 1200 thousand. Single-family authorizations gained 4.1 percent to 811 thousand and authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more went up 14.6 percent to 409 thousand. Among regions, building permits rose in the Midwest (19.7 percent to 207 thousand), the West (9.9 percent to 323 thousand) and the South (6.9 percent to 619 thousand) but fell in the Northeast (-13.9 percent to 105 thousand).

U.S. Census Bureau | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/19/2017 12:48:17 PM



United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1254.00 1168.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1215.00 1122.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 610.00 593.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -1.70 -3.70 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5520.00 5620.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.00 -0.70 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.60 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 64.00 66.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.22 4.22 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 6.30 -7.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.60 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 198.97 197.38 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


United States Housing Starts Notes

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. Estimates of housing starts include units in structures being totally rebuilt on an existing foundation. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1215.00 1122.00 2494.00 478.00 1959 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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housing starts by Country

Last
Canada 212.70 Jun/17
France 31000.00 May/17
Japan -0.30 May/17
Russia 6.40 Jun/17
Spain 0.67 Mar/17
Turkey 10074.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom 45340.00 Mar/17
United States 1215.00 Jun/17