The seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada fell to 202,337 units in May 2019 from a downwardly revised 233,410 in April, missing market expectations of 205,000. Urban starts decreased 14.4 percent to 186,946 units in May, as multiple urban starts dropped 18.5 percent to 141,851 units while single-detached urban starts increased 1.8 percent to 45,095 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,391 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.80 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
2019-03-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts 173.1K 206.8K 205K 210K
2019-04-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts 192.5K 166.3K 196.5K 200K
2019-05-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts 235.5K 192.0K 196.4K 201K
2019-06-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts 202.3K 233.4K 205K 240K
2019-07-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts 202.3K 230K
2019-08-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts 200K
2019-09-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts 190K


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 9331943.00 8134658.00 9331943.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 202.34 233.41 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 103.20 103.20 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.40 66.20 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
202.34 233.41 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2019 Thousand units Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 202.34 May/19
France 30200.00 Apr/19
Japan -5.70 Apr/19
Russia 4.60 May/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 4365.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 35660.00 Dec/18
United States 1269.00 May/19


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