Friday, August 17, 2012

U.S. Census Bureau: Building Permits Up 29.5%

The July 2012 report for residential construction from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development was released August 16. Below is a summary of the latest figures:

Building Permits
  • up 29.5% over July 2011
  • up 6.8% over June of this year

Housing Starts
  • up 21.5% over July 2011
  • down 1.1% from June

Housing Completions
  • up 5.4% over July 2011
  • 7.1% above June

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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