Canada Value of Building Permits  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The value of building permits in Canada dropped 4.6 percent from the previous month to CAD 7.8 billion in April of 2018, following a downwardly revised 1.3 percent gain in March and below market expectations of a 2 percent rise. It was the biggest decline in 5 months, as falls were reported in every component except commercial buildings. Municipalities issued CAD 5.1 billion worth of residential building permits, down 4.3 percent from March. It was mainly due to the multi-family dwelling component, as municipalities issued CAD 2.7 billion worth of building permits in April, down 5.2 percent from March. Also, the value of single-family permits fell 3.3 percent to CAD 2.3 billion in April, a fourth consecutive monthly decline. The value of non-residential building permits fell 5.2 percent to CAD 2.8 billion in April, following a 1.7 percent increase in March. The decline stemmed from a decrease in four provinces, led by British Columbia and Ontario. Building Permits in Canada averaged 2344434.99 CAD Thousand from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8572975 CAD Thousand in June of 2017 and a record low of 57056 CAD Thousand in November of 1951.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-10 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM -2.6% 5.2% -1.5% 1.2%
2018-05-09 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM 3.1% -2.8% 2% 3.1%
2018-06-06 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM -4.6% 1.3% 2% 0.6%
2018-07-10 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM -4.6%
2018-08-08 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM
2018-09-06 12:30 PM Building Permits MoM


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 7810678.00 8188819.00 8572975.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 195.61 216.78 291.60 90.70 Thousand [+]
Housing Index 103.10 103.10 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.50 67.80 67.80 63.90 percent [+]


Canada Value of Building Permits

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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7810678.00 8188819.00 8572975.00 57056.00 1950 - 2018 CAD Thousand Monthly
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building permits by Country
Country Last
Australia -5.00 Apr/18
Canada 7810678.00 Apr/18
France 36600.00 Apr/18
Germany 25152.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 5986.00 Mar/18
Turkey 49669.00 Mar/18
United States 1301.00 May/18


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