Housing Starts

Housing starts are a measure of the number of new housing builds where construction has begun. Changes in the number of housing starts can show fluctuations in the demand for homes and the outlook for the construction industry. Buying a home also creates a number of consumption opportunities for the buyer, and therefore influences other industries such as retail sales, finance, and manufacturing.

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 34-10-0143-01 (Source: CMHC, housing starts, under construction and completions in centres 10,000 and over). This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

Highlights

  • In August 2021, housing starts in Saskatchewan decreased by 15.6 per cent, compared to August 2020.  Saskatchewan ranked sixth among the provinces in terms of the percentage change. The national average decreased by 4.1 per cent.
  • In the first eight months of 2021, housing starts have increased by 28.4 per cent, the fifth-highest among the provinces.

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Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 34-10-0143-01 (Source: CMHC, housing starts, under construction and completions in centres 10,000 and over). This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 34-10-0143-01 (Source: CMHC, housing starts, under construction and completions in centres 10,000 and over). This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

Released: September 16, 2021

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