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United States Building Permits

Last Release
May 2020
Actual
1220 Thousand
Forecast
1150000 Thousand
Previous
1066 Thousand
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
Thousand
Next Release
Jul 17, 2020
Time to Release
13 Days 13 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
2419 Thousand
Dec 1972
513 Thousand
Mar 2009
1,355.68 Thousand1960 - 2020U.S. Census Bureau
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.

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Building Permits
1,220
May 2020
1,066
Apr 2020
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2020
Case Shiller Home Price Index
222.21
Mar 2020
218.62
Jan 2020
100
Jan 2000
222.21
Mar 2020
pointsMonthly2000 - 2020
Construction Spending
-2.1
May 2020
-2.9
Apr 2020
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964 - 2020
Existing Home Sales
3,910
May 2020
4,330
Apr 2020
1,370
Mar 1970
7,250
Sep 2005
ThousandMonthly1968 - 2020
Home Ownership Rate
65.3
Mar 2020
65.1
Dec 2019
62.9
Jun 2016
69.2
Dec 2004
%Quarterly1965 - 2020
Housing Index
0.2
Apr 2020
0.1
Mar 2020
-1.8
Nov 2008
1.2
Jan 2000
%Monthly1991 - 2020

Building Permits across North America

Building Permits global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
1,220
May 2020
1,066
Apr 2020
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2020
Canada
7,406,109
May 2020
6,163,827
Apr 2020
57,056
Nov 1951
9,477,516
Apr 2019
CAD ThousandMonthly1950 - 2020
Puerto Rico
325
Dec 2015
246
Nov 2015
212
Feb 2014
1,060
Aug 2006
Monthly2004 - 2015

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