This Month's Housing Starts Report


 


U.S. Housing Starts & Building Permits
In millions - Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR)

[Source: U.S. Dept of Commerce]
Table 1: US Starts & Permits
  2019(Dec) 2019 (Nov) Percent Change (Month) 2018 Percent Change (Year)
TOTAL U.S. Starts & Permits
Starts1.608 1.375 16.9% 1.03755.1%
Permits1.416 1.474 -3.9% 1.3266.8%
TOTAL Single Family
Starts1.055 0.949 11.2% 0.74042.6%
Permits0.916 0.921 -0.5% 0.82910.5%
TOTAL Multi-Family (2+ units)
Starts0.553 0.426 29.8% 0.29786.2%
Permits0.500 0.553 -9.6% 0.4970.6%
Table 2: US Starts & Permits By Region
  2019(Dec) 2019 (Nov) Percent Change (Month) 2018 Percent Change (Year)
Northeast
Starts0.133 0.106 25.5% 0.09441.5%
Permits0.134 0.159 -15.7% 0.11021.8%
Midwest
Starts0.254 0.185 37.3% 0.123106.5%
Permits0.207 0.206 0.5% 0.14542.8%
South
Starts0.810 0.741 9.3% 0.61531.7%
Permits0.688 0.736 -6.5% 0.6880%
West
Starts0.411 0.343 19.8% 0.205100.5%
Permits0.387 0.373 3.8% 0.3831%

Canadian Housing Starts
In millions - Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR)

[Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC)]
Table 3: Canadian Starts (Single Family + Multi Family)
  2019(Dec) 2019 (Nov) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Total Canadian Starts
Total Starts0.1973 0.2043 -3.4%
Urban
Total Starts0.1859 0.1931 -3.7%
Single Family0.0479 0.0474 1.1%
Multi Family0.1380 0.1458 -5.3%
Rural
Total Starts0.0114 0.0112 2%
Table 4: Canadian Starts by Region (Single Family + Multi Family)
  2019(Dec) 2019 (Nov) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Atlantic Provinces
(Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Starts0.0092 0.0090 1.8%
Quebec
Starts0.0332 0.0402 -17.5%
Ontario
Starts0.0566 0.0642 -11.9%
Prairie Provinces
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta)
Starts0.0453 0.0330 37.1%
British Columbia
Starts0.0417 0.0466 -10.7%