Home Improvement Weekly Industry Report 8/19/2022

Welcome to the Home Improvement Weekly report for August 15-19, 2022 . In this report you can get information on home construction related commodities and stock information for the major industry companies. You can also see highlighted details from the New Residential Construction Report from the U.S. Census Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

New Home Construction

Revised June 2022 Data

TypeSingle Unit2-4 Units5+ Units
Building Permits Issued91,5004,80060,900
Housing Starts97,40080049,200
Under Construction836,00015,300844,200
Housing Completions88,50050034,700
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Preliminary July 2022 Data

TypeSingle Unit2-4 Units5+ Units
Building Permits Issued75,2004,40053,900
Housing Starts84,9001,30044,400
Under Construction839,10016,000847,500
Housing Completions83,40030041,100
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Year to Date Totals

TypeSingle Unit2-4 Units5+ Units
Building Permits Issued638,20031,300359,700
Housing Starts655,40010,300307,000
Housing Completions572,3004,800198,100
Source: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Preliminary data for July 2022 has permits issued down across all three categories by a total of 23,700.

Totals for all Unit categories Year to Date:

  • Building Permits Issued: 1,029,200
  • Housing Starts: 972,700
  • Housing Completions: 775,200

A copy of the full report can be found here: Monthly New Residential Construction, July 2022

Stocks, Indexes, and Futures

Company/CommodityWeek OpenWeek CloseChange
Lowes$205.32 $211.36 2.94%
Home Depot$310.23 $321.32 3.57%
Grainger$577.48 $583.91 1.11%
Masco$55.47 $55.38 -0.16%
Tractor Supply Company$196.92 $203.29 3.23%
Lumber Futures$587.70 $516.70 -12.08%
ARCA Steel Index$1,606.04 $1,578.16 -1.74%
Aluminum$2,384.00 $2,404.65 0.87%
Source: Yahoo Finance and Business Insider’s “Markets Insider”

Year to Date Performance

Company/IndexYear OpenWeek CloseChange
Lowes$255.51 $211.36 -17.28%
Home Depot$408.64 $321.32 -21.37%
Grainger$510.20 $583.91 14.45%
Masco$69.42 $55.38 -20.22%
Tractor Supply Company$235.72 $203.29 -13.76%
Dow Jones36,585.0633,706.74-7.87%
NASDAQ15,832.8012,705.21-19.75%
S&P 5004,796.564,228.48-11.84%
Source: Yahoo Finance

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