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

Building permits in the United States dropped sharply by 8.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1076 thousand in March of 2016 from 1177 thousand in the previous month, revised data showed. Building permits have been previously reported as falling 7.7 percent to 1086 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1359.20 Thousand from 1960 until 2016, 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1086.00 1177.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-17 01:30 PM Jan 1202K 1204K 1200K 1205K
2016-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 1167K 1204K 1200K 1218K
2016-04-19 12:30 PM Mar 1086K 1177K 1200K 1160.4K
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 1076K 1086.5K
2016-06-17 12:30 PM May 1088.6K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1091.5K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1086.00 1177.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1089.00 1194.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 511.00 519.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 1.40 0.70 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5330.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.30 1.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.40 1.20 -1.72 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 58.00 58.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.87 3.85 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -3.40 -4.10 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 63.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 182.79 182.59 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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