The seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada dropped 9.6 percent from a month earlier to 222,013 units in July 2019, beating market expectations of 203,500. Urban starts decreased 10.4 percent to 209,122 units, as multiple urban starts slumped 12 percent to 162,722 units while single-detached urban starts fell 4.6 percent to 46,400 units. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 12,891 units. Housing Starts in Canada averaged 185.98 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
2019-05-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts Apr 235.5K 192.0K 196.4K 201K
2019-06-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts May 202.3K 233.4K 205K 240K
2019-07-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts Jun 245.7K 196.8K 210K 230K
2019-08-09 12:15 PM Housing Starts Jul 222K 245K 203.5K 200K
2019-09-10 12:15 PM Housing Starts Aug 222K 190K
2019-10-08 12:15 PM Housing Starts Sep 200K
2019-11-08 01:15 PM Housing Starts Oct


Canada Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits 8011944.00 8319272.00 9477516.00 57056.00 CAD Thousand [+]
Housing Starts 222.01 245.46 291.60 90.70 Thousand units [+]
Housing Index 103.00 103.10 103.30 37.70 Index Points [+]
Home Ownership Rate 66.30 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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
222.01 245.46 291.60 90.70 1977 - 2019 Thousand units Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Canada 222.01 Jul/19
France 35500.00 Jun/19
Japan 0.30 Jun/19
Russia 6.20 Jul/19
Spain 0.54 Mar/19
Turkey 1733.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 36630.00 Mar/19
United States 1191.00 Jul/19


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