MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Housing starts in the Trois-Rivières census metropolitan area (CMA) were trending at 576 units in August compared to 588 in July according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.
In August, the trend in housing starts has remained stable in the Trois-Rivières area. "The limited activity recorded in the residential construction sector since the beginning of the year reflected a moderate housing demand combined with a relatively high supply of apartments for rent and new homes for sale," said Tania Bourassa-Ochoa, Market Analyst at CMHC.
CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the monthly SAAR of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates and obtain a more complete picture of the state of the housing market. In some situations, analyzing only SAAR data can be misleading in some markets, as they are largely driven by the multiples segment of the markets, which can be quite variable from one month to the next.
The stand-alone monthly SAAR was 158 units in August, down from 635 in July.
Preliminary housing starts data is also available in English and French at the following link:
Preliminary Housing Starts Tables.
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Additional data is available upon request.
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