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 (Jul) 2019 (Jun) Percent Change (Month) 2018 (Jul) Percent Change (Year)
TOTAL U.S. Starts & Permits
Starts1.191 1.241 -4% 1.1741.4%
Permits1.336 1.232 8.4% 1.18312.9%
TOTAL Single Family
Starts0.876 0.865 1.3% 0.8601.9%
Permits0.838 0.823 1.8% 0.8271.3%
TOTAL Multi-Family (2+ units)
Starts0.315 0.376 -16.2% 0.3140.3%
Permits0.498 0.409 21.8% 0.35639.9%
Table 2: US Starts & Permits By Region
  2019 (Jul) 2019 (Jun) Percent Change (Month) 2018 (Jul) Percent Change (Year)
Northeast
Starts0.094 0.109 -13.8% 0.099-5.1%
Permits0.117 0.121 -3.3% 0.1106.4%
Midwest
Starts0.181 0.193 -6.2% 0.1753.4%
Permits0.169 0.171 -1.2% 0.180-6.1%
South
Starts0.600 0.627 -4.3% 0.633-5.2%
Permits0.685 0.619 10.7% 0.59714.7%
West
Starts0.316 0.312 1.3% 0.26718.4%
Permits0.365 0.321 13.7% 0.29623.3%

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)
  2019 (Jul) 2019 (Jun) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Total Canadian Starts
Total Starts0.2220 0.2455 -9.6%
Urban
Total Starts0.2091 0.2335 -10.4%
Single Family0.0464 0.0486 -4.6%
Multi Family0.1627 0.1849 -12%
Rural
Total Starts0.0129 0.0120 7.9%
Table 4: Canadian Starts by Region (Single Family + Multi Family)
  2019 (Jul) 2019 (Jun) Revised Percent Change (Month)
Atlantic Provinces
(Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Starts0.0081 0.0144 -43.3%
Quebec
Starts0.0479 0.0521 -8.2%
Ontario
Starts0.0679 0.0652 4.2%
Prairie Provinces
(Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta)
Starts0.0343 0.0419 -18%
British Columbia
Starts0.0509 0.0599 -15.2%