US housing starts jumped 6.3% mom to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.643 million in June of 2021, the highest in 3 months and above forecasts of 1.59 million, amid strong demand from buyers, elevated materials costs and shortage of qualified workers. Single-family starts were up 6.3% to 1.16 million and those for buildings with five units or more grew by 6.8% to 0.474 million. Starts were up in the West (12.6%) and the South (9.7%) but fell in the Midwest (-7.5%) and the Northeast (-9%). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Housing Starts in the United States averaged 1430.18 Thousand units from 1959 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2494 Thousand units in January of 1972 and a record low of 478 Thousand units in April of 2009. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Housing Starts in the United States is expected to be 1450.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Housing Starts in the United States to stand at 1300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Housing Starts is projected to trend around 1270.00 Thousand units in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1643.00 1546.00 2494.00 478.00 1959 - 2021 Thousand units Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-16 12:30 PM Housing Starts May 1.572M 1.517M 1.63M 1.62M
2021-06-16 12:30 PM Housing Starts MoM May 3.6% -12.1% 2.5%
2021-07-20 12:30 PM Housing Starts MoM Jun 6.3% 2.1% 0.8%
2021-07-20 12:30 PM Housing Starts Jun 1.643M 1.546M 1.59M 1.585M
2021-08-18 12:30 PM Housing Starts Jul 1.643M 1.64M
2021-08-18 12:30 PM Housing Starts MoM Jul 6.3% 1.1%
2021-09-21 12:30 PM Housing Starts MoM Aug
2021-09-21 12:30 PM Housing Starts Aug


News Stream
US Housing Starts at 3-Month High
US housing starts jumped 6.3% mom to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.643 million in June of 2021, the highest in 3 months and above forecasts of 1.59 million, amid strong demand from buyers, elevated materials costs and shortage of qualified workers. Single family housing starts were up 6.3% to 1.16 million and those for buildings with five units or more 6.8% to 0.474 million. Starts were up in the West (12.6%) and the South (9.7%) but fell in the Midwest (-7.5%) and the Northeast (-9%).
2021-07-20
US Housing Starts Below Forecasts
Housing starts in the US increased 3.6% to an annualized rate of 1.572 million in May of 2021, following a downwardly revised 1.517 million in April and below forecasts of 1.63 million as builders try to fill up inventory in the wake of elevated materials costs and a shortage of qualified workers. Single family housing starts were up 4.2% to 1.098 million and those for buildings with five units or more 4% to 0.465 million. Starts were up in the Midwest (29.9%), the South (3.8%) and the West (1%) but fell 22.4% in the Northeast.
2021-06-16
US Housing Starts Plunge 9.5% in April
Housing starts in the US tumbled 9.5 percent to an annualized rate of 1.569 million in April 2021, from last month's near 15-year high of 1.733 million and well below market consensus of 1.71 million, likely due to rising cost for lumber and other materials and difficulties to find workers. Single-family housing starts dropped 13.4 percent to a rate of 1.087 million, while the rate for units in buildings with five units or more increased 4 percent to 470 thousand. Housing starts declined in the South (-11.5 percent to 804 thousand) and Midwest (-34.8 percent to 193 thousand), but increased in the West (9.0 percent to 400 thousand) and Northeast (6.2 percent to 172 thousand).
2021-05-18
US Housing Starts Highest since 2006
Housing starts in the US soared 19.4 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1.739 million in March of 2021. It is the highest reading since June of 2006, easily beating market expectations of 1.613 million, after harsh winter weather dented activity in February. Single-family housing starts jumped 15.3 percent to 1.238 million and the rate for units in buildings with five units or more increased 30 percent to 477,000. Strong gains were reported in the Northeast (64 percent), Midwest (122.8 percent) and the South (13.5 percent) but starts in the West were down 13.6 percent. The housing market has been supported by low interest rates and increasing demand from people moving away from big cities due to the coronavirus crisis, while rising lumber prices amid supply constraints could limit production and ease a shortage of homes that is threatening the momentum.
2021-04-16

United States Housing Starts
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.