From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions
Privately‐owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,452,000. This is 3.9 percent
above the revised June estimate of 1,398,000 and is 5.9 percent above the July 2022 rate of 1,371,000. Single‐family housing starts in July were at a rate of 983,000; this is 6.7 percent above the revised June figure of 921,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was
Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
1,442,000. This is 0.1 percent above the revised June rate of 1,441,000, but is 13.0 percent below the July 2022 rate
of 1,658,000. Single‐family authorizations in July were at a rate of 930,000; this is 0.6 percent above the revised
June figure of 924,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 464,000 in July.
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The first graph shows single and multi-family housing starts since 2000.
Multi-family starts (blue, 2+ units) decreased in July compared to June. Multi-family starts were down 0.8% year-over-year in July.
Single-family starts (red) increased in July and were up 9.5% year-over-year.
This shows the huge collapse following the housing bubble, and then the eventual recovery – and the recent collapse in single-family starts.
Total housing starts in July were close to expectations, however, starts in May and June were revised down, combined.
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