Housing starts in Canada fell by 20.1 percent over a month earlier to 208,980 units in September of 2020, missing market expectations of 240,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban starts dropped by 21.1 percent to 195,905 units, as multiple urban starts declined by 27 percent to 146,005 units while single-detached urban starts rose by 3.4 percent to 46,904 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13,071 units. source: Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation

Housing Starts in Canada averaged 186.59 Thousand units from 1977 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 291.60 Thousand units in March of 1978 and a record low of 90.70 Thousand units in August of 1982. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Housing Starts - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Housing Starts in Canada is expected to be 220.00 Thousand units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Housing Starts in Canada to stand at 215.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Housing Starts is projected to trend around 213.00 Thousand units in 2021 and 216.00 Thousand units in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
208.98 261.55 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2020 Thousand units Monthly
Volume, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-09 12:15 PM Jun 211.7K 195.5K 198K 210K
2020-08-11 12:15 PM Jul 245.6K 212.1K 210K 210K
2020-09-09 12:15 PM Aug 262.4K 245.4K 220K 222K
2020-10-08 12:15 PM Sep 209K 261.5K 240K 250K
2020-11-17 01:15 PM Oct 209K 203K
2020-12-15 01:15 PM Nov


News Stream
Canada Housing Starts Drop More than Expected
Housing starts in Canada fell by 20.1 percent over a month earlier to 208,980 units in September of 2020, missing market expectations of 240,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban starts dropped by 21.1 percent to 195,905 units, as multiple urban starts declined by 27 percent to 146,005 units while single-detached urban starts rose by 3.4 percent to 46,904 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13,071 units.
2020-10-08
Canada Housing Starts Highest in Nearly 13 Years
Housing starts in Canada went up 6.9 percent over a month earlier to 262,396 units in August 2020, beating market expectations of 220,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). It was the highest reading since September 2007. Urban starts increased by 7.1 percent to 248,154 units, as multiple urban starts rose by 9.1 percent to 201,214 units while single-detached urban starts fell by 1 percent to 46,940 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,242 units.
2020-09-09
Canada Housing Starts Highest in Near 3 Years
Housing starts in Canada surged 15.8 percent from a month earlier to 245,604 units in July of 2020, beating market expectations of 210,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). It was the highest reading since November of 2017. Urban starts increased by 17.4 percent to 231,995 units, as multiple urban starts jumped by 18.8 percent to 184,431 units while single-detached urban starts went up by 12.3 percent to 47,564 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13,609 units.
2020-08-11
Canada Housing Starts Rise More than Expected in June
The seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada rose 8.3 percent from a month earlier to 211,681 units in June 2020, beating market expectations of 198,000 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Urban starts increased by 8.7 percent to 196,675 units, as multiple urban starts jumped by 13% to 154,602 units while single-detached urban starts dropped by 4.5% to 42,073 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,006 units.
2020-07-09

Canada Housing Starts
Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month.