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Single dwelling building permits in Canada: Fall in July 2018

According to statistics presented by Canada National Statistical Office, in July 2018 the indicator decreased by 6.96 percent. Building permits dropped from 3 008 328 thousand Canadian Dollars to 2 798 968 thousand Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the previous month when it diminished by 8.79%. The prior year, this change attained -12.19 percent and the variable hit 2 849 349 thousand Canadian Dollars the same month the year before. This shows a -1.77% variation between July 2017 and the same month one year later. Canada saw a raise of 126.58% in building permits over the past 7 years. As well as the building permits is now above average of 2 394 048.59 thousand Canadian Dollars with a modest overall increase since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 3 632 658 thousand Canadian Dollars in May 2017 and record low of 1 235 322 thousand Canadian Dollars in January 2011.

Single dwelling building permits in Canada: Fall in July 2018
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Jul. 2018 2 798 968.00 -6.96
Jun. 2018 3 008 328.00 -8.79
May. 2018 3 298 126.00 30.03
Apr. 2018 2 536 484.00 14.8
Mar. 2018 2 209 429.00 38.93
Feb. 2018 1 590 291.00 -15.64
Jan. 2018 1 885 022.00 6.23
Dec. 2017 1 774 505.00 -26.41
Nov. 2017 2 411 362.00 -14.08
Oct. 2017 2 806 376.00 -0.88

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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