August 2018 US housing starts and building permits 19 September 2018
- Prior 1.168m. Revised to 1.174m
- Building permits 1.229m vs 1.310m exp m/m. Prior 1.303m
A gain in starts but permits drop. It’s a bit of a modest reversal of last month. Starts is certainly not a strong number and it keeps the data going sideways.