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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).

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
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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