加拿大抵押贷款和住房公司( CMHC )在5月8日报道,房屋建筑4月份出现降温迹象,但经济学家表示,目前经济依旧保持健康状态。
CMHC表示,经季节性调整的新房开工率在上个月回落至214,379套,而3月份为225,459套。
道明银行经济学家Rishi Sondhi在评论中表示:“开始步伐有所缓解,但受到人口持续增长和收入增长的支撑, 在4月份保持稳定。总体而言,我们预计短期开始将维持升势 – 通过许可证发布数据来显示。”
CMHC表示,4月份的城市开工量下降了4.7%,季节性调整年率为198,090套。 其中,多个城市开工如公寓在4月份下降2.7%至141,032个单位。 单独拆迁的城市开工率进一步下降 – 下降9.3%至57,058个单位。
BMO资本市场高级经济师Robert Kavcic表示:“4月份的回调在经历了两个月的激增后并不令人意外”。
回调是始于安大略省和卑诗省,但Kavcic指出,这两个市场仍在推动近期的大部分上涨。

Pace of Canadian housing starts eases in April

Housing construction showed signs of cooling in April, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported on May 8, but economists said the pace remains healthy.
CMHC said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of new home starts pulled back to 214,379 units last month compared with 225,459 in March.
“The pace of starts eased but remained solid in April, supported by continued population and income growth,” TD economist Rishi Sondhi said in a commentary. “Overall, we expect near-term starts to remain elevated — something telegraphed by permit issuance data.”
CMHC said the urban starts decreased by 4.7 per cent in April to a seasonally adjust annual rate of 198,090 units. Within that, multiple urban starts such as condos dipped by 2.7 per cent to 141,032 units in April. Single-detached urban starts decreased by even more — down 9.3 per cent to 57,058 units.
BMO Capital Markets senior economist Robert Kavcic said the April pullback “is no surprise after a heated two-month run.”
Starts fell in Ontario and B.C., but Kavcic pointed out that those two markets are still driving much of the recent upswing in activity.