United States Housing Starts 1959-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Housing starts in the US fell 7 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1,236 thousand in February of 2018, following an upwardly revised 10.1 percent jump in January. It compares with market expectations of a 1,290 thousand rate. Housing Starts in the United States averaged 1434.43 Thousand from 1959 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2494 Thousand in January of 1972 and a record low of 478 Thousand in April of 2009.

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US Housing Starts Drop in February


Housing starts in the US fell 7 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1,236 thousand in February of 2018, following an upwardly revised 10.1 percent jump in January. It compares with market expectations of a 1,290 thousand rate. Construction of multi-family housing units was the lowest in five months while single-family projects rose for the second month.

The volatile multi-family segment slumped 28 percent to 317 thousand while single-family starts, the largest segment of the market, went up 2.9 percent to 902 thousand. Overall, housing starts fell in the South (-7.3 percent to 633 thousand); the West (-12.9 percent to 339 thousand) and the Northeast (-3.5 percent to 109 thousand) but increased in the Midwest (7.6 percent to 155 thousand).

Building permits declined 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,298 thousand, after a 5.9 percent rise in January and below market expectations of 1,320 thousand. The January rate at 1,377 thousand was the highest since June of 2007. Multi-family home permits declined 14.8 percent to 385 thousand and permits for construction of single-family homes dropped 0.6 percent to 872 thousand. Permits fell in the South (-12.4 percent to 614 thousand) and in the West (-3.4 percent to 367 thousand) but rose in the Midwest (3.4 percent to 184 thousand) and the Northeast (12.7 percent to 133 thousand).

Year-on-year, starts went down 4 percent while permits gained 6.5 percent.


Census Bureau | Joana Taborda |
3/16/2018 12:54:19 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-18 01:30 PM Housing Starts 1.192M 1.299M 1.275M 1.270M
2018-02-16 01:30 PM Housing Starts 1.326M 1.209M 1.234M 1.25M
2018-03-16 12:30 PM Housing Starts 1.236M 1.329M 1.29M 1.29M
2018-04-17 12:30 PM Housing Starts 1.236M 1.27M
2018-05-16 12:30 PM Housing Starts
2018-06-19 12:30 PM Housing Starts


United States Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 1321.00 1377.00 2419.00 513.00 Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 1236.00 1329.00 2494.00 478.00 Thousand [+]
New Home Sales 618.00 622.00 1389.00 270.00 Thousand [+]
Pending Home Sales -4.10 -4.00 30.90 -24.30 percent [+]
Existing Home Sales 5540.00 5380.00 7250.00 1370.00 Thousand [+]
Construction Spending 0.00 0.80 5.90 -4.80 percent [+]
Housing Index 0.80 0.40 1.20 -1.80 percent [+]
Nahb Housing Market Index 70.00 71.00 78.00 8.00 [+]
Mortgage Rate 4.69 4.68 10.56 3.47 percent [+]
Mortgage Applications 4.80 -1.10 49.10 -38.80 percent [+]
Case Shiller Home Price Index 205.10 204.48 206.52 100.00 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 64.20 63.90 69.20 62.90 percent [+]


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. . 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 March of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1236.00 1329.00 2494.00 478.00 1959 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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housing starts by Country
Country Last
Canada 229.74 Feb/18
France 32000.00 Jan/18
Japan -13.20 Jan/18
Russia 5.20 Feb/18
Spain 0.27 Dec/17
Turkey 8503.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 35590.00 Dec/17
United States 1236.00 Feb/18


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