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

Building permits in the United States increased 2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1260 thousand in October of 2016, revised figures showed. Building permits have been previously reported at 1229 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1357.47 Thousand from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2419.00 Thousand in December of 1972 and a record low of 513.00 Thousand in March of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-10-19 12:30 PM Sep 1225K 1152K 1165K 1130K
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 1229K 1225K 1198K 1160K
2016-11-17 01:30 PM Oct 0.3% 6.3% -2.9%
2016-12-16 01:30 PM Nov 2.9%
2016-12-16 01:30 PM Nov 1260K 1243K 1150K
2017-01-20 01:30 PM Dec




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1260.00 1225.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1323.00 1054.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 563.00 574.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 1.80 2.40 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5600.00 5490.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.50 0.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 63.00 63.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Housing Index 0.60 0.70 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.27 4.23 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -0.70 -9.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 62.90 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 191.78 191.53 206.52 100.00 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1260.00 1225.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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