United States Building Permits  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building permits for privately-owned housing units in the United States decreased 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,204,000 in December of 2015, revised data showed. Building permits had been previously reported as falling 3.9 percent to 1,232,000. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1360.34 Thousand from 1960 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 2419 Thousand in December of 1972 and a record low of 513 Thousand in March of 2009. Building Permits in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

United States Building Permits
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1232.00 1161.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2015 Thousand Monthly
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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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-18 01:30 PM Oct 1150K 1105K 1150K 1120K
2015-12-16 01:30 PM Nov 1289K 1161K 1150K 1143K
2016-01-20 01:30 PM Dec 1232K 1282K 1200K 1180K
2016-02-17 01:30 PM Jan 1204K 1215.1K
2016-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 1217.8K
2016-04-19 12:30 PM Mar 1219.7K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1232.00 1161.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1149.00 1204.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 544.00 522.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 4.20 2.70 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5460.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.10 -0.40 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.50 0.20 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 60.00 61.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.97 4.02 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.60 8.80 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.80 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 182.86 182.83 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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