Canada Value of Building Permits  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Municipalities in Canada issued building permits worth CAD 7.2 billion in December of 2016, down 6.6 percent from November and following an upwardly revised 1.2 percent drop in the previous month. Markets were expecting a 2.5 percent fall. Non-residential building permits declined 11.5 percent to CAD 2.3 billion, led by lower construction intentions for commercial buildings (-14.2 percent). Residential permits fell 4.1 percent to CAD 4.9 billion, mainly stemmed from lower construction intentions for multi-family dwellings (-7.9 percent, the largest decline ever). The total value of permits was down in eight provinces, with British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec leading the decrease. In 2016, building permits went down 0.8 percent to CAD 84.5 billion. Lower construction intentions were reported in the non-residential sector (-4.4 percent to CAD 30.4 billion), while the residential sector posted a record high (1.3 percent to CAD 54.1 billion). Building Permits in Canada averaged 2230096.13 CAD Thousand from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 7838967 CAD Thousand in July of 2014 and a record low of 57056 CAD Thousand in November of 1951.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-08 01:30 PM Oct 8.7% -4.6% -0.7%
2017-01-10 01:30 PM Nov -0.1% 10.5% 2.4% -1%
2017-02-07 01:30 PM Dec -6.6% -1.2% -2.5% -0.5%
2017-03-08 01:30 PM Jan -6.6%
2017-04-06 12:30 PM Feb
2017-05-09 12:30 PM Mar




Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 7168245.00 7674265.00 7838967.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 207.41 206.31 291.60 90.70 Thousand [+]
Housing Index 117.50 117.40 117.50 44.30 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.50 67.80 67.80 63.90 percent [+]



Canada Value of Building Permits Notes

In Canada, building permits refer to the value of permits issued for new buildings, alterations, additions, renovations. It includes expenditures on materials, labour, profit and overheads. . This page provides - Canada Building Permits - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Value of Building Permits - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7168245.00 7674265.00 7838967.00 57056.00 1950 - 2016 CAD Thousand Monthly
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