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

Building permits in the United States fell by 6 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,216 thousand in February 2017, revised figures showed. Building permits had been initially reported at 1,213 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1356.77 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)
2017-02-16 01:30 PM Jan 1285K 1228K 1230K 1220K
2017-03-16 12:30 PM Feb 1213K 1293K 1260K 1287K
2017-03-16 12:30 PM Feb -6.2% 5.3% -2.6% -2.5%
2017-04-18 01:30 PM Mar 1216K 1223.4K
2017-04-18 01:30 PM Mar -6% 1223.4K
2017-05-16 12:30 PM Apr 1222.9K




United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1216.00 1293.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1288.00 1251.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 592.00 558.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales 2.60 0.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5480.00 5690.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.00 0.10 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.00 0.40 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 71.00 65.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.33 4.46 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -0.80 -2.70 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.70 63.50 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 192.81 192.41 206.52 100.00 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1216.00 1293.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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