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Housing units started in buildings with 5 units or more in United States climbs in July 2018

U.S. Census Bureau announced that compared with the month before housing starts climbed by 9.69%. The variable grew from 25.8 thousands to 28.3 thousands, versus the previous month when it went down by 23.89%. The indicator had amounted to 31.9 thousands in July 2017, which demonstrates no variation compared to the prior month of 2017. Between July 2017 and the same month the year after, the statistics constitute a -11.29 percent fluctuation. The overall changes for the prior 55 years reached a diminution of 24.33%. Likewise, the housing starts is now smaller than its average which equals 30.01 thousands with a overall drop since the start of time series. It hit its all-time high of 87.2 thousands in May 1973 and record low of 4.3 thousands in February 2010.

Housing units started in buildings with 5 units or more in United States climbs in July 2018
Date Thousands Variation
Jul. 2018 28.30 9.69
Jun. 2018 25.80 -23.89
May. 2018 33.90 10.78
Apr. 2018 30.60 -8.66
Mar. 2018 33.50 28.35
Feb. 2018 26.10 -15.26
Jan. 2018 30.80 18.01
Dec. 2017 26.10 -7.12
Nov. 2017 28.10 -13
Oct. 2017 32.30 6.95

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