Building construction highlights from September 2023

The following information was released on Monday, November 2023. Relevant portions have been highlighted below, but for full details from this dataset, please click here.

Investment in Nova Scotia building construction increased 0.7% in September 2023 to $470.9 million.

  • Halifax monthly building construction increased 3.6% to $239.3 million and outside of Halifax building construction was down 2.2% to $231.6 million.
  • Nationally, investment in building construction increased 5.3% with gains in 9 of 10 provinces.
    • The largest increases were in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island reported the only decline.

Nova Scotia’s non-residential building construction increased 2.7% to $83.9 million.

  • In Halifax, non-residential construction was up 4.9% to $55.8 million. Outside of Halifax, non-residential construction was down 1.4% to $28.2 million.
  • National non-residential building construction was up 1.2% in September 2023 with gains in six provinces, led by New Brunswick.
    • The largest decreases were reported in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.