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Commercial building permits in Canada: Drop in July 2018

Compared to the previous month the indicator fell by 19.52%, adjusted data from Canada National Statistical Office display. The variable decreased from 2 154 909 thousand Canadian Dollars to 1 734 171 thousand Canadian Dollars, in contrast to the prior month when it went up by 16.93 percent. When considering the year before, it can be reported that the indicator was dropping by -25.55% and attained 1 648 281 thousand Canadian Dollars in July. In brief, the variable was 5.21 percent higher in July 2017 than in the same month in 2018. The overall changes for the previous 7 years hit a rise of 128.53%. Moreover, the building permits is now above average of 1 493 140.49 thousand Canadian Dollars with a slight overall raise since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 2 678 796 thousand Canadian Dollars in July 2013 and record low of 758 827 thousand Canadian Dollars in January 2011.

Commercial building permits in Canada: Drop in July 2018
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Jul. 2018 1 734 171.00 -19.52
Jun. 2018 2 154 909.00 16.93
May. 2018 1 842 897.00 13.69
Apr. 2018 1 620 924.00 -1.11
Mar. 2018 1 639 132.00 25.76
Feb. 2018 1 303 342.00 1.39
Jan. 2018 1 285 462.00 6.89
Dec. 2017 1 202 629.00 -24.27
Nov. 2017 1 588 072.00 -18.98
Oct. 2017 1 960 155.00 41.39

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Main Construction Indicators

  • Building Permits

    Number of issued building permits, it is an indicator of the construction sector's growth. A building permit is an authorisation to start work on a building project. As such, a permit is the final stage of planning and building authorisations from public authorities, prior to the start of work. Based on: Eurostat.

  • Construction Completions

    Number of new privately owned housing units completed. Is is an indicator of construction work actually completed within a given period of time or at a particular point in time. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Construction GDP

    Value of output of the construction industry less the value of intermediate consumption (intermediate inputs) used in this industry. It can be expressed in millions or billions of national currency, or in percentage of GDP. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Construction Output

    Measure of the production in the construction industry.

  • Construction Spending

    Value of total spending in the construction industry, usually expressed in millions billions of national currency. It includes the cost of labor and materials, cost of architectural and engineering work, overhead costs, interest and taxes paid during construction and contractor's profts. Based on: US Census Bureau.

  • Construction Starts

    Number of new buildings on which construction has been started in a given period. Start of a construction occurs when excavation begins for the footings or foundation of a building. Based on: U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Buildings Under Construction

    Number of buildings in a state of construction (up until they receive their certificate of occupancy), at a given date in a country.

  • Building Materials Import

  • Building Materials Export