United States Building Permits 1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Building permits in the United States increased 4.4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,379 thousand in March 2018, revised data showed. Building permits have been previously reported at 1,354 thousand. Building Permits in the United States averaged 1355.99 Thousand from 1960 until 2018, 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-16 01:30 PM Building Permits 1.396M 1.3M 1.3M 1.3M
2018-03-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.298M 1.377M 1.32M 1.31M
2018-04-17 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.354M 1.321M 1.323M 1.32M
2018-05-16 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.379M 1.349M 1.362M
2018-06-19 12:30 PM Building Permits
2018-07-18 12:30 PM Building Permits 1.3M


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1379.00 1321.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1319.00 1295.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 694.00 667.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -3.00 -4.40 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5600.00 5540.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending -1.70 1.00 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.60 0.90 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 69.00 70.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.78 4.80 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications -0.40 -2.50 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 206.67 205.16 206.67 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 64.20 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1379.00 1321.00 2419.00 513.00 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.60 Mar/18
Canada 8399967.00 Mar/18
France 40500.00 Mar/18
Germany 21994.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 6018.00 Feb/18
Turkey 77190.00 Dec/17
United States 1379.00 Mar/18


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