Jul
19

June Residential Construction Figures Released

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The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for June 2011:

BUILDING PERMITS

Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 624,000. This is 2.5 percent (±1.3%) above the revised May rate of 609,000 and is 6.7 percent (±2.0%) above the June 2010 estimate of 585,000.

Single-family authorizations in June were at a rate of 407,000; this is 0.2 percent (±1.0%)* above the revised May figure of 406,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 198,000 in June.

HOUSING STARTS

Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000. This is 14.6 percent (±10.9%) above the revised May estimate of 549,000 and is 16.7 percent (±11.8%) above the June 2010 rate of 539,000.

Single-family housing starts in June were at a rate of 453,000; this is 9.4 percent (±11.1%)* above the revised May figure of 414,000. The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 170,000.

HOUSING COMPLETIONS

Privately-owned housing completions in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 535,000. This is 1.7 percent (±12.0%)* below the revised May estimate of 544,000 and is 39.3 percent (±6.6%) below the June 2010 rate of 881,000.

Single-family housing completions in June were at a rate of 436,000; this is 0.0 percent (±14.5%)* equal to the revised May rate of 436,000. The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 89,000

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