United States Building Permits 1960-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building Permits in the United States increased to 1275 Thousand in May of 2015 from 1140 Thousand in April of 2015. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1361.86 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.

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United States Building Permits
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1275.00 1140.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2015 Thousand Monthly
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Building Permits refers to the approval given by a local jurisdiction to proceed on a construction project. Not all areas of the United States require a permit for construction. Content for - United States Building Permits - was last refreshed on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-16 01:30 PM Mar 1039K 1102K 1080K 1062.3K
2015-05-19 01:30 PM Apr 1143K 1038K (R) 1065K 1059.7K
2015-06-16 01:30 PM May 1275K 1140K (R) 1100K 1088K
2015-07-17 01:30 PM Jun 1275K 1160.6K
2015-08-18 01:30 PM Jul 1166.1K
2015-09-17 01:30 PM Aug 1171.9K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.30 0.30 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1275.00 1140.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1036.00 1165.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 546.00 534.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 10.40 14.00 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5350.00 5090.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 2.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 59.00 54.00 78.00 8.00 Index Points [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.26 4.02 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -4.70 -7.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 177.01 175.20 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 64.00 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


Building Permits Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.40 May/15 -5.20 32.30 -23.91 percent [+]
Canada 7798872.00 Apr/15 6986660.00 8945757.00 57056.00 Thousands CAD [+]
Germany 21099.00 Apr/15 21246.00 29735.00 9738.00 [+]
Netherlands 7381.00 Apr/15 5341.00 14379.00 1261.00 [+]
United States 1275.00 May/15 1140.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]