United States Building Permits  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building permits in the United States rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1138 thousand in May of 2016, following 1130 thousand in the previous month. The reading missed market consensus of 1150 thousand, as single-family authorizations fell 2 percent to 726 thousand while multi-family building permits increased 6.7 percent to 381 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1359.20 Thousand from 1960 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1138.00 1130.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-19 12:30 PM Mar 1086K 1177K 1200K 1160.4K
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 1116K 1077K 1130K 1100K
2016-06-17 12:30 PM May 1138K 1130K 1150K 1138K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1140.44
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 0.7% 1140.44
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1144.82

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1138.00 1130.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1164.00 1167.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 551.00 619.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 4.60 1.40 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5530.00 5450.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.80 0.30 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.20 0.80 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 60.00 58.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.76 3.79 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 2.90 -2.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 63.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 184.50 182.79 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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