- US building permits for June were better than expected at 1254k vs 1201K. The prior month was revised higher to 1122K vs 1092K initially reported
- The housing starts were also higher at 1215K vs 1160 est. The prior month came in at 1168K
- Single family permits were higher by 4.1% to 811K
- Multi family were up 13.9% to 443K
- Single family starts up 6.3% to 849K
- Multi family starts were up 13.3% to 366K
Not bad numbers for housing. The numbers remain nearer higher levels.