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Housing Starts Increased to 1.793 million Annual Rate in March

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by Calculated Risk on 4/19/2022 08:36:00 AM

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions

Housing Starts:
Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,793,000. This is 0.3 percent above the revised February estimate of 1,788,000 and is 3.9 percent above the
March 2021 rate of 1,725,000. Single-family housing starts in March were at a rate of 1,200,000; this is 1.7 percent below the revised February figure of 1,221,000. The March rate for units in buildings with five units
or more was 574,000.

Building Permits:
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of
1,873,000. This is 0.4 percent above the revised February rate of 1,865,000 and is 6.7 percent above the March
2021 rate of 1,755,000. Single-family authorizations in March were at a rate of 1,147,000; this is 4.8 percent below
the revised February figure of 1,205,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate
of 672,000 in March.
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Click on graph for larger image.

The first graph shows single and multi-family housing starts for the last several years.

Multi-family starts (blue, 2+ units) increased in March compared to February. Multi-family starts were up 26.2% year-over-year in March.

Single-family starts (red) decreased in March and were down 4.4% year-over-year.

The second graph shows single and multi-family housing starts since 1968.

This shows the huge collapse following the housing bubble, and then the eventual recovery (but still not historically high).

Total housing starts in March were above expectations, and starts in January and February were revised up, combined.

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