US Building Permits:

1.42M for Dec 2019
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US Building Permits, as defined by the Census Bureau, are the approval or authorization by the government to legally work on construction projects in permit-issuing places, in this case, specifically for new privately owned housing units. An increase in building permits is a leading indicator into the health of the US Housing sector and often the US economy at large. US Building Permits declined between 2006 and 2009, reaching a trough on March 2009 of 513,000 building permits as sentiment in the US housing market drastically during the housing bubble.

US Building Permits is at a current level of 1.42M, down from 1.474M last month and up from 1.326M one year ago. This is a change of -3.66% from last month and 7.09% from one year ago.

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Dec. 31, 2019 1.42M
Nov. 30, 2019 1.474M
Oct. 31, 2019 1.461M
Sept. 30, 2019 1.391M
Aug. 31, 2019 1.425M
July 31, 2019 1.317M
June 30, 2019 1.232M
May 31, 2019 1.299M
April 30, 2019 1.29M
March 31, 2019 1.288M
Feb. 28, 2019 1.287M
Jan. 31, 2019 1.316M
Dec. 31, 2018 1.326M
Nov. 30, 2018 1.322M
Oct. 31, 2018 1.265M
Sept. 30, 2018 1.27M
Aug. 31, 2018 1.249M
July 31, 2018 1.303M
June 30, 2018 1.292M
May 31, 2018 1.301M
April 30, 2018 1.364M
March 31, 2018 1.377M
Feb. 28, 2018 1.323M
Jan. 31, 2018 1.366M
Dec. 31, 2017 1.30M
   
Nov. 30, 2017 1.314M
Oct. 31, 2017 1.349M
Sept. 30, 2017 1.261M
Aug. 31, 2017 1.315M
July 31, 2017 1.255M
June 30, 2017 1.317M
May 31, 2017 1.205M
April 30, 2017 1.255M
March 31, 2017 1.279M
Feb. 28, 2017 1.248M
Jan. 31, 2017 1.329M
Dec. 31, 2016 1.263M
Nov. 30, 2016 1.249M
Oct. 31, 2016 1.276M
Sept. 30, 2016 1.276M
Aug. 31, 2016 1.195M
July 31, 2016 1.185M
June 30, 2016 1.194M
May 31, 2016 1.192M
April 30, 2016 1.162M
March 31, 2016 1.115M
Feb. 29, 2016 1.195M
Jan. 31, 2016 1.193M
Dec. 31, 2015 1.218M
Nov. 30, 2015 1.267M

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Stats

Last Value 1.42M
Latest Period Dec 2019
Last Updated Jan 28 2020, 15:34 EST
Next Release Feb 19 2020, 08:30 EST
Average Growth Rate 2.54%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.326M
Change from 1 Year Ago 7.09%
Frequency Monthly
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate
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Notes: Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Formerly 'US New Housing Permits'

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