US Building Permits:

1.47M for Aug 2020
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US Building Permits is at a current level of 1.47M, down from 1.483M last month and down from 1.471M one year ago. This is a change of -0.88% from last month and -0.07% from one year ago.

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.

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Aug. 31, 2020 1.47M
July 31, 2020 1.483M
June 30, 2020 1.258M
May 31, 2020 1.216M
April 30, 2020 1.066M
March 31, 2020 1.356M
Feb. 29, 2020 1.438M
Jan. 31, 2020 1.536M
Dec. 31, 2019 1.457M
Nov. 30, 2019 1.51M
Oct. 31, 2019 1.503M
Sept. 30, 2019 1.437M
Aug. 31, 2019 1.471M
July 31, 2019 1.366M
June 30, 2019 1.273M
May 31, 2019 1.338M
April 30, 2019 1.33M
March 31, 2019 1.327M
Feb. 28, 2019 1.305M
Jan. 31, 2019 1.316M
Dec. 31, 2018 1.334M
Nov. 30, 2018 1.319M
Oct. 31, 2018 1.267M
Sept. 30, 2018 1.29M
Aug. 31, 2018 1.258M
   
July 31, 2018 1.331M
June 30, 2018 1.317M
May 31, 2018 1.33M
April 30, 2018 1.387M
March 31, 2018 1.406M
Feb. 28, 2018 1.339M
Jan. 31, 2018 1.384M
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

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Stats

Last Value 1.47M
Latest Period Aug 2020
Last Updated Sep 17 2020, 08:31 EDT
Next Release Oct 20 2020, 08:30 EDT
Average Growth Rate 2.67%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.471M
Change from 1 Year Ago -0.07%
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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