Canadian seasonally adjusted housing starts fell to 207,968 units in January of 2019 from an upwardly revised 213,630 units in December and slightly above market expectations of 205,000 units. The SAAR of urban starts decreased by 2.1% in January to 190,912 units. Single-detached urban starts dropped by 10.4 percent to 44,559 units while multiple urban starts increased by 0.7 percent to 146,353 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,056 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.70 Thousand units from 1977 until 2019, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 205.9K 189.7K 200K 196.2K
2018-12-10 01:15 PM Housing Starts 215.9K 206.8K 196K 200.2K
2019-01-09 01:15 PM Housing Starts 213.4K 224.3K 205K
2019-02-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 208K 213.6K 205K 205K
2019-03-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 208K
2019-04-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts
2019-05-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 8812068.00 8312357.00 8812068.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 207.97 213.63 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 103.30 103.30 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.50 67.80 67.80 63.90 percent [+]


Canada Housing Starts

Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
207.97 213.63 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2019 Thousand units Monthly
Volume, SA




Country Last Previous
Canada 207.97 Jan/19
France 35500.00 Dec/18
Japan 2.10 Dec/18
Russia 17.10 Dec/18
Spain 0.86 Sep/18
Turkey 5598.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 46930.00 Sep/18
United States 1256.00 Nov/18


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