CMHC data show only slight increase February to March

April 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

OTTAWA, April 9 (UPI) -- Housing starts rose slightly in March in Canada, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday.

On a seasonally adjusted annual rate, housing starts came to 184,028 in March, up from 183,207 in February.

The rate for urban housing starts fell 27 percent in the month to 157,217 with a 6.6 percent decline in single-family urban starts to 60,558.

Multiple-unit urban housing starts were little changed in the month at 96,659. Meanwhile, the rate for rural starts rose to 26,811 from 21,626.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy drops bid for speaker
WikiLeaks offering $50K for video of Afghan hospital bombing
Murdoch sorry for implying Obama's not a 'real black president'
Reid sues exercise companies over eye injury
Lumber Liquidators to pay $10M in DOJ settlement