US January housing starts 1580K vs 1660K expected
US housing starts data for January 2021:
The headline is a miss but January is a tough time to start building so I wouldn't read much into it, especially after a string of good numbers. I take the signal from permits, which rose 10.4% and builders look to have a very busy spring/summer.
- Single family starts -6.0% vs +12.0% prior
- Multifamily +17.1% vs -15.0% prior
- Single family permits +3.8% vs +7.8% prior