The Daily Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Building permits, March 2018
The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 3.1% to $8.4 billion in March, following a 2.8% decline in February. The rise was mainly the result of higher construction intentions for multi-family dwellings, particularly in Quebec and British Columbia, and, to a lesser extent, by the commercial component.
Residential property values, 2015
The total value of residential properties in Canada was $4.8 trillion in 2015, up 7.4% from 2014. The total value has risen 80.2% since 2006.
Crude oil and natural gas: Supply and disposition, February 2018
Canada produced 20.3 million cubic metres (127.4 million barrels) of crude oil and equivalent products in February, up 4.8% compared with the same month in 2017.
Retail Services Price Index, fourth quarter 2017
The Retail Services Price Index (RSPI) increased 0.3% in the fourth quarter. The growth was a result of higher margins at general merchandise stores, gasoline stations and building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.