United States Housing Starts  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

U.S. housing starts slipped 0.3 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1164 Thousand as groundbreaking for multi-family housing units declined 1.2 percent to a 400 Thousand and on single-family homes rose 0.3 percent to a 764 Thousand. Housing Starts in the United States averaged 1441.22 Thousand from 1959 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2494 Thousand in January of 1972 and a record low of 478 Thousand in April of 2009. Housing Starts in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1164.00 1167.00 2494.00 478.00 1959 - 2016 Thousand Monthly
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Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. Estimates of housing starts include units in structures being totally rebuilt on an existing foundation. . This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Housing Starts - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-19 12:30 PM Mar 1089K 1194K 1170K 1165K
2016-05-17 12:30 PM Apr 1172K 1099K 1127K 1129K
2016-06-17 12:30 PM May 1164K 1167K 1150K 1157K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun 1164K 1163.6K
2016-07-19 12:30 PM Jun -0.3% 1163.6K
2016-08-16 12:30 PM Jul 1165.5K

US Housing Starts Drop 0.3% MoM in May


U.S. housing starts slipped 0.3 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1164 Thousand as groundbreaking for multi-family housing units declined 1.2 percent to a 400 Thousand and on single-family homes rose 0.3 percent to a 764 Thousand.

Groundbreaking on single-family homes, the largest segment of the market, rose 0.3 percent to a 764 thousand last month. Single-family starts in the South, where most home building takes place, rose 2.6 percent to 432 Thousand, the highest level since December 2007. Single-family starts in the Northeast surged 12.7 percent to 62 Thousand and in the West rose 1.9 percent to 160 Thouand. But single-family starts in the Midwest tumbled 14.7 percent to a six-month low of 110 thousand. Housing starts for the volatile multi-family segment fell 1.2 percent to a 400 thousand, follwoing an 11.9 percent jump in April.

In contrast, building permits rose 0.7 percent to a 1.14 million-unit rate last month. Permits for the construction of single-family homes fell 2.0 percent last month to a 726 Thousand, while multi-family building permits increased 5.9 percent to 412 thousand.


Anna | anna@tradingeconomics.com
6/17/2016 2:08:04 PM

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 -0.20 4.60 30.00 -24.50 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5530.00 5450.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.80 -1.80 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 3.75 3.75 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -2.60 -2.60 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 63.50 63.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 186.63 184.58 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]




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