Building permits in the United States fell 6.1 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,220 thousand in June 2019, while markets were expecting a 0.1 percent gain. Permits were at the lowest level since May 2017, as autorisations for the volatile multi-family housing segment declined 16.8 percent to 407 thousand while single-family permits rose 0.4 percent to 813 thousand. Across regions, permits dropped in the South (-10.4 percent to 618 thousand); West (-7.9 percent to 313 thousand) and Midwest (-0.6 percent to 172 thousand) while increased at the Northeast (21.9 percent to 117 thousand). Permits for May were revised to 1,299 thousand from 1,294 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1355.22 Thousand from 1960 until 2019, 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 expected to be 1240.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Building Permits in the United States to stand at 1100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Building Permits is projected to trend around 1200.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-18 12:30 PM Building Permits May 1.294M 1.29M 1.296M 1.309M
2019-06-18 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM May 0.3% 0.2% 0% 1.5%
2019-07-17 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM Jun -6.1% 0.7% 0.1% -3.3%
2019-07-17 12:30 PM Building Permits Jun 1.22M 1.299M 1.3M 1.251M
2019-08-16 12:30 PM Building Permits Jul 1.22M 1.279M
2019-09-18 12:30 PM Building Permits Aug
2019-10-17 12:30 PM Building Permits Sep 1.24M


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1220.00 1299.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1253.00 1265.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand units [+]
New Home Sales 626.00 679.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand units [+]
Pending Home Sales -0.70 -2.00 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5340.00 5210.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -0.80 0.40 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.40 0.10 1.20 -1.70 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 65.00 64.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.12 4.04 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -1.10 -2.40 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 215.68 213.95 215.68 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.80 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


United States Building Permits

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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1220.00 1299.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 0.70 May/19
Canada 8230992.00 May/19
France 35100.00 May/19
Germany 26752.00 Apr/19
Netherlands 3714.00 May/19
Turkey 33158.00 Mar/19
United States 1220.00 Jun/19


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