U.S. housing starts were down 8% in June from May to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.434 million. May’s 1.6 million rated starts had surprised everybody, increasing 20% over April. June single-family starts were at a rate of 935,000, 7% below May, while multi-family starts were 482,000, down 11.6% from May.
Building permits were at a rate of 1.440 million in June, down 3.7%, with single-family permits at 922,000, up 2.2% over May, and multi-family at 467,000, down 13.5%.
Housing completions were at a rate of 1.468 million, 3.3% below May, with single-family completions at 986,000, 2.8% below May, and multi-family at 476,000, down 2.5%.
June housing starts still represented the second highest monthly figure of 2023.
WWPA is now seeking nominations for its 2024 Master Lumberman honors, to be presented at the WWPA Annual Meeting, April 15, 2024. Master Lumberman is the industry’s highest career achievement recognition for lumber manufacturing and quality control employees working in Western sawmills…
U.S. housing starts in October increased 2% from September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.372 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
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