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United States Building Permits

Last Release
May 2021
Actual
1681 Thousand
Forecast
N/A
Previous
1733 Thousand
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
Thousand
Next Release
Jul 20, 2021
Time to Release
26 Days 21 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
2419 Thousand
Dec 1972
513 Thousand
Mar 2009
1,359.95 Thousand1960 - 2021U.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.

United States Building Permits History

Last 12 readings

United States housing Indicators

All United States indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Building Permits
1,681
May 2021
1,733
Apr 2021
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2021
Case Shiller Home Price Index
251.57
Mar 2021
246.04
Feb 2021
100
Jan 2000
251.57
Mar 2021
pointsMonthly2000 - 2021
Construction Spending
0.2
Apr 2021
0.2
Mar 2021
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964 - 2021
Existing Home Sales
5,800
May 2021
5,850
Apr 2021
1,370
Mar 1970
7,250
Sep 2005
ThousandMonthly1968 - 2021
Home Ownership Rate
65.6
Mar 2021
65.8
Dec 2020
62.9
Jun 2016
69.2
Dec 2004
%Quarterly1965 - 2021
Housing Index
1.4
Mar 2021
0.9
Feb 2021
-1.8
Nov 2008
1.7
Sep 2020
%Monthly1991 - 2021

Building Permits across North America

Building Permits global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
United States
1,681
May 2021
1,733
Apr 2021
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2021
Canada
11,107,171
Apr 2021
10,902,853
Mar 2021
57,056
Nov 1951
11,107,171
Apr 2021
CAD ThousandMonthly1950 - 2021
Puerto Rico
325
Dec 2015
246
Nov 2015
212
Feb 2014
1,060
Aug 2006
Monthly2004 - 2015

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