The value of building permits in Canada declined 3 percent from a month earlier to CAD 7.8 billion in July of 2020, following a downwardly revised 5.7 percent rise in June and against market expectations of a 5.5 percent rise. This mainly reflected notable decreases in British Columbia (-34.2 percent), Quebec (-15.1 percent) and Newfoundland and Labrador (-19 percent). The total value of residential permits fell 6.2 percent to CAD 5.1 billion, largely because of the decline in British Columbia (-39.4 percent). The value of permits for multi-family dwellings tumbled 47.8 percent to CAD 0.5 billion, its lowest level since the onset of the pandemic in March. Meanwhile, those for single-family homes increased 3.9 percent to CAD 2.2 billion. On the other hand, non-residential permits rose 3.3 percent to CAD 2.7 billion, as a surge in commercial permits (29.9 percent) offset declines in industrial (-15.7 percent) and institutional ones (-24.2 percent).
Building Permits in Canada averaged 2534776.66 CAD Thousand from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9595965 CAD Thousand in April of 2019 and a record low of 57056 CAD Thousand in November of 1951. This page provides - Canada Building Permits - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Value of Building Permits - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Statistics Canada
Building Permits in Canada is expected to be 7850000.00 CAD Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Building Permits in Canada to stand at 8200000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Value of Building Permits is projected to trend around 8250000.00 CAD Thousand in 2021 and 8350000.00 CAD Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.