Thursday, August 24, 2006

Update: New Home Sales and Recessions

by Calculated Risk on 8/24/2006 02:25:00 PM

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Here are the updated graphs for New Home Sales vs. recessions, including the July data and revisions.

For an explanation of the 2nd graph, please see this discussion (figure 3): Investment and Recessions

Although sales for July are down over 20% compared to July 2005, the YoY change is down 16% based on the smoothed three month centered average. This indicator is just above the minus 20% threshold.

For another look at New Home Sales data, see: New home sales continue to fall.