U.S. housing starts increased 1.4% in December over November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.702 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. It’s also 2.5% above December 2020.
The latest preliminary numbers (subject to increase) reveal an estimated 1.595 million housing units started in 2021, a 15.6% increase over 2020; with single-family up 13.4% and multi-family increasing 22% for the year.
Single-family starts dipped 2.3% in December to 1.172 million, while multi-family starts (five units or more) were at a rate of 524,000, up 13.7% over November and a whopping 56% compared to December 2020.
The total U.S. housing starts figure for December, combining single-family and multi-family, was the third consecutive monthly increase and represents the second highest monthly number of 2021, following March.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.873 million in December, an increase of 9.1% over November. Single-family permits were 1.128 million in December, an increase of 2% above November. Multi-family permits were at a rate of 675,000 in December, an increase of nearly 20% over November.
An estimated 1.725 million housing units were authorized by building permits in 2021, an increase of 17.2% over 2020.
The Westervelt Co. recently announced a change of leadership in the wood products business. Mark Richardson has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Wood Products, effective January 1, 2023. He will be promoted into the role currently held by Joe Patton, who recently announced his retirement after a 24 plus year career with the company…
Two of New England’s top performing eastern white pine manufacturing facilities will be stronger together as Hancock Lumber announced plans to acquire Madison Lumber Mill of Madison, NH. Hancock Lumber’s eastern white pine operations will expand to four mills with its first sawmill acquisition in more than 20 years…
U.S. housing starts in August jumped 12.2% over July to an annual rate of 1.575 million, breaking a three month losing streak, 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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