United States Building Permits  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building permits in the United States dropped 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,229 thousand in April 2017 from a revised 1,260 thousand in March and missing market expectations of 1,270 thousand. Single-family authorizations dropped 4.5 percent to 789 thousand while multi-family permits rose 1.4 percent to 440 thousand. Among regions, building permits declined in the Northeast (-10.3 percent) and in the South (-7.4 percent) but rose in the West (8.7 percent) and in the Midwest (1 percent). Building Permits in the United States averaged 1357.08 Thousand from 1960 until 2017, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-18 12:30 PM Mar 1260K 1216K 1250K 1230K
2017-05-16 12:30 PM Apr 1229K 1260K 1270K 1270K
2017-05-16 12:30 PM Apr -2.5% 3.4% 0.2% 0.3%
2017-06-16 12:30 PM May 1229K 1232K
2017-06-16 12:30 PM May -2.5% 1232K
2017-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1231.1K




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1229.00 1260.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1172.00 1203.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 569.00 642.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 0.80 2.60 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5710.00 5470.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.20 1.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.80 0.20 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 68.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.23 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -4.10 2.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.60 63.70 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 193.49 192.68 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]


United States Building Permits Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1229.00 1260.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country

Last
Australia -13.40 Mar/17
Canada 7001634.00 Mar/17
France 44600.00 Mar/17
Germany 25547.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6082.00 Dec/16
Turkey 122143.00 Dec/16
United States 1229.00 Apr/17