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

Building permits in the United States rose firmly by 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1153 thousand in June 2016 from 1136 thousand in the previous month. The reading came in better than market consensus, as single-family authorizations rose 1 percent to 738 thousand and multi-family building permits advanced 2.5 percent to 415 thousand. Among regions, permits increased in the Northeast (+9.4 percent) and in the South (+8.3 percent), while they fell in the West (-10.1 percent) and in the Midwest (-2.8 percent). Compared with June 2015, however, building permits dropped 13.6 percent. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1358.43 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
1153.00 1136.00 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-17 12:30 PM May 1138K 1130K 1150K 1138K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1153K 1136K 1150K 1140K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1.5% 0.7% 0.6% 0.1%
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1153K 1145K
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1.5% 0.5%
2016-09-20 12:30 PM Aug 1160.4K

United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1153.00 1136.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1189.00 1135.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 592.00 572.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 1.00 -0.20 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5570.00 5510.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.80 -1.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.20 0.30 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 59.00 60.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 3.69 3.65 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -11.20 -1.30 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 62.90 63.50 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 188.29 186.63 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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