United States Housing Starts

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
1256 Thousand units
Forecast
1320000 Thousand units
Previous
1386 Thousand units
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
Thousand units
Next Release
Nov 19, 2019
Time to Release
0 Days 23 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
2494 Thousand units
Jan 1972
478 Thousand units
Apr 2009
1,429.56 Thousand units1959 - 2019U.S. Census Bureau
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. .

Latest Updates

US housing starts fell 9.4 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,256 thousand units in September 2019, compared to market expectations of 1,320 thousand and following an upwardly revised 15.1 percent jump in August.

United States Housing Starts History

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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 17, 201912:51US Housing Starts Fall from 12-Year High
Sep 18, 201912:53US Housing Starts Climb to 12-Year High
Aug 16, 201912:44US Housing Starts Fall for 3rd Straight Month
Jul 17, 201912:56US Housing Starts Fall in June
Jun 18, 201912:42US Housing Starts Fall in May
May 16, 201913:02US Housing Starts Rise Above Forecast
Apr 19, 201912:58US Housing Starts Fall to Near 2-Year Low in March

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Building Permits
1,387
Sep 2019
1,425
Aug 2019
513
Mar 2009
2,419
Dec 1972
ThousandMonthly1960 - 2019
Case Shiller Home Price Index
218.14
Aug 2019
218.05
Jul 2019
100
Jan 2000
218.14
Aug 2019
Index PointsMonthly2000 - 2019
Construction Spending
0.5
Sep 2019
-0.3
Aug 2019
-4.8
Feb 1975
5.9
Apr 1978
%Monthly1964 - 2019
Existing Home Sales
5,380
Sep 2019
5,500
Aug 2019
1,370
Mar 1970
7,250
Sep 2005
ThousandMonthly1968 - 2019
Home Ownership Rate
64.8
Sep 2019
64.1
Jun 2019
62.9
Jun 2016
69.2
Dec 2004
%Quarterly1965 - 2019
Housing Index
0.2
Aug 2019
0.4
Jul 2019
-1.8
Nov 2008
1.2
Jan 2000
%Monthly1991 - 2019

Housing Starts across North America

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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Canada
201.97
Oct 2019
221.14
Sep 2019
90.7
Aug 1982
291.6
Mar 1978
Thousand unitsMonthly1977 - 2019
United States
1,256
Sep 2019
1,386
Aug 2019
478
Apr 2009
2,494
Jan 1972
Thousand unitsMonthly1959 - 2019
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