Data Round-Up: Single-Family Housing Starts Post Impressive Trend Gain

posted by Michael Lewis on July 19, 2016

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Single-family starts, the more economically-sensitive component, accounted for the majority of the June increase. They are up a very impressive +15% for 2016 to date vs. the first six months of 2015.


Housing starts were up nicely in June, reaching 1.189 mm units (seasonally-adjusted at annual rate) from a downwardly-revised 1.135 mm units in May; this +4.8% gain was well above the consensus estimate. For 2016 to date, total starts are up a solid +8% vs. the same period in 2015.

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