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

Building permits in the United States rose by 4.6 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,285 thousand in January 2017, the highest level since November 2015. Building permits for multi-family units soared 19.8 percent to 477 thousand while single-family authorizations slipped 2.7 percent to 808 thousand, after increasing for five consecutive months. Permits rose in the Northeast (29.6 percent), in the South (9.9 percent) and in the Midwest (5.3 percent), but declined in the West (-13.2 percent). Year-on-year, building permits increased 8.2 percent. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.96 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)
2017-01-19 01:30 PM Dec 1210K 1212K 1225K 1217K
2017-02-16 01:30 PM Jan 1285K 1228K 1230K 1220K
2017-02-16 01:30 PM Jan 4.6% 1.3% 0.2%
2017-03-16 01:30 PM Feb 1285K 1279.8K
2017-03-16 01:30 PM Feb 4.6% -2.5%
2017-04-18 01:30 PM Mar 1280.8K




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1285.00 1228.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1246.00 1279.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 555.00 535.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 0.30 -0.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5690.00 5510.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.20 0.90 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.70 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 65.00 67.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.36 4.32 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.00 -3.70 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 63.50 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 192.14 191.77 206.52 100.00 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1285.00 1228.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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