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US housing starts slump in January, miss forecasts

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Thursday 18 Feb 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Homebuilders in the US broke ground on fewer homes than expected in January.
According to the Department of Commerce, in seasonally adjusted terms, the annualised rate of housing starts fell at a month -on-month pace of 6.0% to reach 1.58m (consensus: 1.65m).

Last month's drop also drove starts 2.3% below their year earlier level.

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