Washington, DC – The number of US building permits issued in the first eight months of 2019 was down by 2.31% at 10.47 m. In the first eight months of 2019 a total of 10.72 m were issued.
A total of 1.42m permits were issued in August 2019. This is 248,000 less than in August 2018 It equates to a 12.00% fall compared with August 2018.
The figures from the United States Census Bureau relate to the seasonally adjusted total number of New Residential Construction Permits issued in the most recently reported month.
The figure for July 2019 has been revised up/down by 19,000 units. It is now estimated at 1.32 m units.