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Housing Starts

The Housing Starts indicator gauges the number of new houses. The indicator is very sensitive to changes in key interest rates, since the construction require bank loans. These data are subject to seasonal fluctuations due to the character of the real estate market. Building is directly connected with the income of the population. Therefore, the increase in construction characterizes the improved well-being and healthy development of the economy.

It has a limited impact on the market. Growth of this value has a positive impact on the currency.

  • Release Frequency: monthly.
  • Release Schedule: 08:30 EST, the third week of the month, along with "Building permits".
  • Source: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).