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

Building permits in the United States increased 1.5 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,311 thousand in July 2018, while markets were expecting a 1.4 percent gain to 1,310 thousand. Single-family authorizations rose 1.9 percent to 865 thousand and multi-family permits advanced 0.7 percent to 442 thousand. Across regions, permits went up in the Northeast (5.9 percent), Midwest (5.8 percent) and in the West (1.2 percent), but dropped in the South (-0.3 percent). Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.19 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
2018-06-19 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 1.311M 1.292M 1.31M 1.28M
2018-09-19 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.311M
2018-10-17 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.28M
2018-11-20 01:30 PM Building Permits


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1311.00 1292.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1168.00 1158.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand units [+]
New Home Sales 631.00 666.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -2.50 -2.20 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5380.00 5410.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.10 1.30 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.20 0.20 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 67.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.81 4.84 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.00 -3.00 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 211.94 210.43 211.94 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.30 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1311.00 1292.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 6.40 Jun/18
Canada 8091547.00 Jun/18
France 41600.00 Jun/18
Germany 25676.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 4246.00 May/18
Turkey 49669.00 Mar/18
United States 1311.00 Jul/18


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