Canadian housing starts data from the CMHC

  • Prior was 272.2K (revised to 270.7K)
  • Seasonally adjusted starts -3.9% m/m
  • Multiple starts -5.7%
  • Single detached -2.0%
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Given the jump in home prices, I would have expected to see a quickening pace but it's a struggle to source workers and supplies for home builders. That's leading to high price quotes from contractors and keeping the market undersupplied.

"On a trend and monthly SAAR basis, the level of starts activity remains elevated by historical standards," the CMHC said.