Thursday, July 19, 2012

U.S. Census: Housing Starts Up 23.6% Over June 2011

Building permits, housing starts, and housing completions have all risen over last year. The latest monthly report for new residential construction from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- containing data through June 2012 -- was released July 18Below is a summary of the latest figures:

Building Permits
  • up 19.3% over June 2011
  • 3.7% below the revised May rate

Housing Starts
  • up 23.6% over June 2011
  • up 6.9% over May

Housing Completions
  • up 7.2% over June 2011
  • 2.6% above May

Economic indicators for new residential construction and sales, manufacturing, retail, U.S. international trade, construction spending, and homeownership are released every month by the U.S. Census and Department of Housing and Urban Development. The May 2012 report is due June 19, 2012.

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