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Analysts at Nomura expect a 4.4% m-o-m decline in US housing starts to 1290k saar in June.

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“The strong labor market suggests that consumer demand for new housing likely remained firm. However, structural factors such as ongoing shortages of skilled labor and a lack of developable lots will likely weigh on construction of new single family housing. Moreover, permits for single family housing declined in May, pointing to slower starts in June.”

“In addition, we expect sharp mean reversion in multifamily housing starts in June, which increased sharply by 7.5% m-o-m in May. On permits, we expect a 1.3% m-o-m increase to 1318k saar in June as permits for multifamily housing construction could revert. However, continued slowing in single-family permits in the West could weigh on the reading for June.”