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

Building Permits in the United States decreased 15.5 percent to 1130 Thousand in July from 1337 Thousand in June of 2015, revised data showed. Building permits had previously been reported as falling 16.3 percent to 1119 Thousand in July. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1361.44 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
1130.00 1337.00 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. 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. Content for - United States Building Permits - was last refreshed on Friday, August 28, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-16 01:30 PM May 1275K 1140K(R) 1100K 1088K
2015-07-17 01:30 PM Jun 1343K 1250K(R) 1150K 1080K
2015-08-18 01:30 PM Jul 1119K 1337K (R) 1232K 1328.3K
2015-09-17 01:30 PM Aug 1130K 1140K
2015-10-20 01:30 PM Sep 1138.1K
2015-11-18 01:30 PM Oct 1133.9K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.20 0.50 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1130.00 1337.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1206.00 1204.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 507.00 481.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 7.40 8.20 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5590.00 5480.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.10 1.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 61.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.08 4.11 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 0.20 3.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 180.88 177.08 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.40 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


Building Permits Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -8.20 Jun/15 2.30 32.30 -23.91 percent [+]
Canada 7739285.00 Jun/15 6696300.00 8945757.00 57056.00 Thousands CAD [+]
Germany 24084.00 Jun/15 21563.00 29735.00 9738.00 [+]
Netherlands 3670.00 Jun/15 4292.00 14379.00 1261.00 [+]
United States 1130.00 Jul/15 1337.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]