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Housing Starts  
Released On 1/18/2018 8:30:00 AM For Dec, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Starts - Level - SAAR1.297 M1.280 M1.230 M to 1.320 M
Permits - Level - SAAR1.298 M1.300 M1.265 M to 1.330 M

Recent History Of This Indicator
A little give back is the call for December's housing starts and permits data which posted significant gains in November and October. Single-family homes, the dominant component in this report, have been the center of recent strength and have more than offset extending weakness for multi-family units. The consensus for December housing starts is a 1.280 million annualized rate vs 1.297 million in November with housing permits seen at a 1.300 million rate vs November's revised 1.303 million (1.298 million initially reported).

Definition
A housing start is registered at the start of construction of a new building intended primarily as a residential building. The start of construction is defined as the beginning of excavation of the foundation for the building.  Why Investors Care
 
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Monthly figures are often volatile housing starts fluctuate more than many indicators. It takes several months for total housing starts to establish a trend. Consequently, we have depicted total starts relative to a five month moving average.
Data Source: Haver Analytics
 
 

2018 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/182/163/164/175/166/197/188/169/1910/1711/2012/18
Release For: DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov
 


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