U.S. Housing Starts Fell 4.3%; Number Of Building Permits Issued In The U.S. Rose 16.7%

(For December)

U.S. housing starts in December fell 4.3% to 529.000 vs. revised (2.000 lower) 553.000 November reading. The consensus was at 550.000. On year level U.S. housing starts are down 8.2%.

Chart 1. U.S. Housing Starts

Number of building permits issued in the U.S. in December rose 16.7% to 635.000. The consensus was at 554.000.On year level number of building permits issued in the U.S. is down -6.8%.

Chart 2. U.S. Building Permits


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