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Institutional and governmental building permits in Canada: Raise in July 2018

In July 2018 building permits barely grew by 2.16%, according to statistics announced by Canada National Statistical Office. The variable rose negligibly from 879 898 thousand Canadian Dollars to 898 929 thousand Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the previous month when it went up by 45.53 percent. The previous year, the indicator was growing by 26.84 percent and hit 1 438 459 thousand Canadian Dollars the same month the year before. Between July 2017 and July 2018, the numbers constitute a -37.51 percent change. Canada saw a growth of 167.74% in building permits during the last 7 years. Moreover, the building permits is now bigger than its average which equals 728 659.44 thousand Canadian Dollars with a negligible overall increase since the start of time series. It attained its all-time high of 1 890 674 thousand Canadian Dollars in July 2014 and record low of 255 423 thousand Canadian Dollars in January 2012.

Institutional and governmental building permits in Canada: Raise in July 2018
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Jul. 2018 898 929.00 2.16
Jun. 2018 879 898.00 45.53
May. 2018 604 631.00 -3.78
Apr. 2018 628 394.00 24.07
Mar. 2018 506 498.00 9.95
Feb. 2018 460 679.00 -20.87
Jan. 2018 582 170.00 22.68
Dec. 2017 474 530.00 -30.39
Nov. 2017 681 699.00 -13.81
Oct. 2017 790 935.00 -43.82

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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