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Release for:   February 2018
Source: U.S. Commerce Department
Seasonally adjusted moving average, thousands of units
Calculations by MNI
                       Feb-18  Jan-18  Dec-17  Nov-17  Oct-17  Sep-17
Housing starts - 3 month
Total                   1257    1278    1256    1240    1197    1172
  Single-family          875     890     893     888     863     848
  Total multi-family     382     388     362     351     334     324
  Northeast              103      98     109     113     118      71
  Midwest                156     164     183     189     186     120
  South                  637     651     627     610     580     450
  West                   361     365     337     328     314     208
Housing starts - 4 month
Total                   1268    1274    1232    1223    1194    1183
  Single-family          893     889     878     884     858     850
  Total multi-family     375     385     354     339     337     333
  Northeast              101     110     107     112     119      69
  Midwest                162     173     184     184     180     124
  South                  646     641     606     604     588     450
  West                   359     350     335     323     309     208
Housing starts - 6 month
Total                   1249    1238    1214    1216    1187    1169
  Single-family          882     877     871     872     847     837
  Total multi-family     367     361     343     343     340     333
  Northeast              108     108     109     121     120      63
  Midwest                173     175     178     183     181     126
  South                  624     615     603     592     574     443
  West                   344     340     324     319     313     204
Building permits - 3 month
Total                   1325    1327    1306    1281    1271    1242
  Single-family          877     874     865     846     824     812
  Total multi-family     448     452     441     435     447     431
  Northeast              133     127     128     119     117     118
  Midwest                192     192     197     187     187     180
  South                  631     644     621     626     616     613
  West                   369     365     361     349     350     332
Completions - 6 month
Total                   1191    1153    1148    1153    1160    1146
  Single-family          824     800     796     792     795     792
  Total multi-family     366     353     352     361     365     354
  Northeast              124     120     118     122     121     113
  Midwest                169     171     171     179     174     180
  South                  614     593     600     587     588     582
  West                   284     270     259     266     277     272
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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