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Value of Building Permits in Alberta

Description

This Alberta Official Statistic describes the monthly value of building permits in Alberta. Residential and Non-Residential are the two categories used in the analysis.

Tags
AOS Alberta Official Statistics Building Permits

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

None

Date Modified

2016-06-14

Update Frequency

Monthly

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Economic Development and Trade

Subject Information

Start Date

2007-01-01

End Date

2016-04-30

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-06-14

Date Added to catalogue

2015-05-13T19:27:33.536645

Date Issued

2013-05-28

Date Modified

2016-06-14

Date Archived

N/A

Audience information

Identifiers

External Identifier

N/A

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

The monthly Building Permits Survey of Canadian Municipalities collects data on the value of construction intentions for buildings in the non-residential sector and the number of dwellings authorized and value of construction projects in the residential sector. The survey also measures the number of dwelling units demolished. Building permit data are widely used as a leading indicator for the construction industry since the issuance of a building permit is one of the first steps in the construction process. Statistics on building permits are essential for the computation of residential capital expenditures and inputs for the quarterly and annual estimates of net capital stock and depreciation by component. They are also a major input in the computation of the investment in non-residential building construction on a sub-annual basis. In addition, the results of this survey are used by CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) as a reference base for conducting a monthly survey of housing starts and completions in accordance with its mandate. The statistics are used by a wide range of economists, construction industry analysts, housing market analysts and economic development officers across Canada.

Contact

Contact Name

Office of Statistics and Information

Contact Other

(780) 427-2071