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Building permits in Canada: Decrease in July 2018

Canada National Statistical Office reported that the indicator decreased by 6.1 percent compared to the previous month. The variable diminished from 10 250 332 thousand Canadian Dollars to 9 624 802 thousand Canadian Dollars, versus the prior month when it climbed by 1.3 percent. The figures hit 9 405 006 thousand Canadian Dollars in July 2017, which is a -11.87% variation compared with June of 2017. When considering the year-on-year picture, a 2.34 percent increase can be announced between July 2017 and July of the year after. The overall changes for the previous 7 years attained a growth of 159.34%. Furthermore, the building permits is now bigger than its average which equals 7 087 000.19 thousand Canadian Dollars with a marginal overall rise since the start of time series. It reached its all-time high of 10 672 320 thousand Canadian Dollars in June 2017 and record low of 3 711 215 thousand Canadian Dollars in January 2011.

Building permits in Canada: Decrease in July 2018
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Jul. 2018 9 624 802.00 -6.1
Jun. 2018 10 250 332.00 1.3
May. 2018 10 118 873.00 24.96
Apr. 2018 8 097 755.00 4.24
Mar. 2018 7 768 605.00 31.57
Feb. 2018 5 904 555.00 -5.73
Jan. 2018 6 263 335.00 1.44
Dec. 2017 6 174 455.00 -17.2
Nov. 2017 7 457 196.00 -20.39
Oct. 2017 9 367 192.00 8.74

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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