Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CMHC Says the Annual Pace of Housing Starts Slowed to 188,570 in May

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CMHC Says the Annual Pace of Housing Starts Slowed to 188,570 in May

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Pace of housing starts slowed in May

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OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts slowed last month compared with April.

The seasonally adjusted annual rate for May came in at 188,570 units for the month, down from 191,388 in April.

The six-month moving average of the seasonally adjusted annual rate was 191,000 in May compared with 194,950 in April.

The pace of urban starts slowed by 2.5 per cent in May to 170,432 units as multiple-unit starts fell 5.7 per cent to 110,834 and single-detached starts increased 4.2 per cent to 59,598.

The annual pace of urban starts fell in British Columbia and the Prairies, but increased in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, and Quebec.

Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,138 units.

Meanwhile, Statistics Canada says the value of building permits issued by municipalities fell 0. …

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