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    18.11.2015 14:23 Housing starts in the U.S. drops 11.0% in October

    The U.S. Commerce Department released the housing market data on Wednesday. Housing starts in the U.S. dropped 11.0% to 1.060 million annualized rate in October from a 1,191 million pace in September, missing expectations for a decrease to 1.160 million.

     

    September's figure was revised down from 1.206 million units.

     

    The decrease was driven by declines in starts of single-family and multifamily homes.

     

    Housing market benefits from the strengthening of the labour market.

     

    Building permits in the U.S. climbed 4.1% to 1.150 million annualized rate in October from a 1.105 million pace in September, in line with expectations.

     

    Starts of single-family homes decreased 2.4% in October. Building permits for single-family homes were up 2.4%.

     

    Starts of multifamily buildings slid 25.1% in October. Permits for multi-family housing rose 6.8%.


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