From Daily Stats NS – Building Permits, October 2016

The value of building permits issued in Nova Scotia increased by 27.2 per cent in October, following a decrease of 26.0 per cent in September. Residential permit values rose by 36.0 per cent while non-residential values increased by 8.8 per cent.  Compared with October 2015, NS building permits were up 5.5 per cent with an increase in residential permit values of 31.0 per cent offsetting a decrease in non-residential values of 30.0 per cent.  Although monthly results for building permits are highly volatile, permit values have shown a generally flat trend in 2016 after declining through much of 2015. Read more.