Economics

Canadian Housing Starts (December 2020)

Posted on Jan 18, 2021 in Economics

BC Housing Starts - Vancouver Real EstateCanadian housing starts decreased by 12.6% m/m to 228,279 units in December at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), following a strong increase of 14% in the previous month. Housing starts decreased in 8 of 10 provinces with the largest decline in Manitoba (-40.5%). Building activity declined in both the single-detached (-6.2%) and multi-unit...

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Canadian Employment (December 2020)

Posted on Jan 08, 2021 in Economics

Canadian Jobs - Vancouver Real EstateCanadian employment lost 63k jobs in December (-0.3%, m/m), representing the first decline since April 2020. This comes on the heels of many provinces reinstating public health measures that closed recreational facilities and in-person dining services. The decline was led by part-time employment, specifically among youth aged 15 to 24 and those 55...

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Canadian Monthly Real GDP (October 2020)

Posted on Dec 26, 2020 in Economics

Canadian GDP GrowthCanadian real GDP grew by 0.4% in October, following a 0.8% increase in September. This is the weakest rate of growth since May but marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase in GDP since the steepest drop in Canadian history was observed earlier this year. Sixteen of the twenty industries reported an increase in output. Leading the increase was...

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Canadian Housing Starts (November 2020)

Posted on Dec 20, 2020 in Economics

Canadian Real Estate Housing StartsCanadian housing starts increased by 14% m/m to 246,033 units in November at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), following an increase in the previous month. Housing starts increased in 9 of 10 provinces with the strongest gains in BC and the Atlantic. Building activity in the multi-unit segment rebounded after two consecutive months of decli...

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Canadian Retail Sales (October 2020)

Posted on Dec 20, 2020 in Economics

Canadian Retail Sales - October 2020Retail sales rose for the sixth consecutive month in October by 0.4% on a seasonally-adjusted basis, which is higher than Statistic Canada's preliminary estimate of no change. Sales were up in 6 of 11 subsectors, representing 50.9% of retail sales. The increase was led by higher sales at auto and parts dealers. Compared to the same time last year...

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Canadian Inflation - November 2020

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Economics

Canadian Inflation - November 2020Canadian inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.0% in November year-over-year. This is the largest increase since the pandemic started in March. Excluding gasoline, the CPI rose by 1.4%. Prices rose in six of eight components year-over-year in November, with the recreation, education, and reading index contributing the m...

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