September 11, 2013
Building permits jump to $8 billion in July
Canadian contractors took out building permits worth $8 billion in July, up 20.7 per cent from June - the sixth month-to-month gain in seven months, according to Statistics Canada.
The July increase came mainly from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.
In the non-residential sector, the total value of building permits rose 45.5 per cent to $3.9 billion in July, with Ontario, Quebec and Alberta accounting for most of the increase.
Municipalities issued $2.6 billion worth of commercial building permits in July, up 89.2 per cent from June as a result of higher construction intentions for a variety of buildings, including office buildings, retail complexes and recreational facilities.
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