Building Permits, May 2016

The value of building permits issued in Nova Scotia increased by 77.3per cent in April, reversing from the 44.2 per cent gain decline in May.  Both residential (54.5 per cent) and non-residential (149.9 per cent) permit values increased.  Compared with May 2015, NS building permits are up 26.0 per cent, with increases in both residential and non-residential permit values.  Although monthly results for building permits are highly volatile, there has been a downward trend in residential permits since early in 2015. Read more.