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
  2021 (Oct) 2021 (Sep) Percent Change (Month) 2020 (Oct) Percent Change (Year)
TOTAL U.S. Starts & Permits
Starts1.520 1.530 -0.7% 1.528-0.5%
Permits1.650 1.586 4% 1.5546.2%
TOTAL Single Family
Starts1.039 1.081 -3.9% 1.181-12%
Permits1.069 1.041 2.7% 1.128-5.2%
TOTAL Multi-Family (2+ units)
Starts0.481 0.449 7.1% 0.34738.6%
Permits0.581 0.545 6.6% 0.42636.4%
Table 2: US Starts & Permits By Region
  2021 (Oct) 2021 (Sep) Percent Change (Month) 2020 (Oct) Percent Change (Year)
Northeast
Starts0.122 0.123 -0.8% 0.08543.5%
Permits0.130 0.124 4.8% 0.132-1.5%
Midwest
Starts0.226 0.214 5.6% 0.2069.7%
Permits0.234 0.216 8.3% 0.21110.9%
South
Starts0.792 0.800 -1% 0.861-8%
Permits0.857 0.849 0.9% 0.8293.4%
West
Starts0.380 0.393 -3.3% 0.3761.1%
Permits0.429 0.397 8.1% 0.37215.3%

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)
  2021 (Oct) 2021 (Sep) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Total Canadian Starts
Total Starts0.2366 0.2499 -5.3%
Urban
Total Starts0.2148 0.2230 -3.7%
Single Family0.0580 0.0575 1%
Multi Family0.1568 0.1655 -5.3%
Rural
Total Starts0.0218 0.0269 -19.3%
Table 4: Canadian Starts by Region (Single Family + Multi Family)
  2021 (Oct) 2021 (Sep) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Atlantic Provinces
(Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Starts0.0140 0.0070 101.3%
Quebec
Starts0.0516 0.0534 -3.4%
Ontario
Starts0.0758 0.0910 -16.7%
Prairie Provinces
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta)
Starts0.0408 0.0400 2%
British Columbia
Starts0.3249 0.3153 3%