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

Building Permits in the United States increased to 1337 Thousand in June from 1250 Thousand in May of 2015. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1361.78 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
1337.00 1250.00 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 Saturday, August 1, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 1343K 1250K (R) 1150K 1080K
2015-08-18 01:30 PM Jul 1343K 1166.1K
2015-09-17 01:30 PM Aug 1171.9K
2015-10-20 01:30 PM Sep 1180.9K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Index 0.40 0.40 1.42 -1.72 percent [+]
Building Permits 1337.00 1250.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1174.00 1069.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 482.00 517.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 8.20 10.40 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5490.00 5320.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.80 2.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 60.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.17 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 0.80 0.10 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 179.03 177.08 206.52 100.00 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 -5.20 32.30 -23.91 percent [+]
Canada 6696300.00 May/15 7835500.00 8945757.00 57056.00 Thousands CAD [+]
Germany 21563.00 May/15 21099.00 29735.00 9738.00 [+]
Netherlands 4292.00 May/15 7381.00 14379.00 1261.00 [+]
United States 1337.00 Jun/15 1250.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]