OTTAWA, ON - Canadian housing rose 2.4% to 222,700 units on a seasonally adjusted average in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
“The monthly increase posted in June was mainly attributable to multiple urban starts in Québec and British Columbia," said Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist at CMHC’s Market Analysis Centre. "The rate of starts, however, remains close to the six-month average. CMHC still expects the pace of housing starts to moderate as the year progresses.”
On a regional basis, CMHC said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts in June increased by 7.7% in Atlantic Canada, by 17.3% in Québec and by 31.2% in British Columbia. Urban starts decreased by 6.9% in the Prairies and by 9.0% in Ontario.
*Seasonally adjusted annual rates
**Urban centres with a population of 10,000 and over
Detailed data available upon request.
|Canada, all areas||18,494||20,327||217,400||222,700|
|Canada, rural areas||2,250||2,183||22,900||23,200|
|Canada, urban centres**||16,244||18,144||194,500||199,500|
|Canada, singles, urban centres||7,287||6,923||67,700||67,500|
|Canada, multiples, urban centres||8,957||11,221||126,800||132,000|
|Atlantic region, urban centres||1,055||1,121||9,100||9,800|
|Quebec, urban centres||3,816||3,967||36,500||42,800|
|Ontario, urban centres||6,648||6,258||77,700||70,700|
|Prairie region, urban centres||2,866||3,843||45,200||42,100|
|British Columbia, urban centres||1,859||2,955|