Chart 3
Value of building permits for the residential and non-residential sectors

billions of dollars 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 May 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 May 2021 Residential, seasonally adjustedResidential, seasonally adjusted Residential, trend cycleResidential, trend cycle Non-residential, seasonally adjustedNon-residential, seasonally adjusted Non-residential, trend cycleNon-residential, trend cycle
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
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Value of building permits for the residential and non-residential sectors, billions of dollars
  Residential, seasonally adjusted Residential, trend cycle Non-residential, seasonally adjusted Non-residential, trend cycle
May 2016 4.338 4.359 2.588 2.584
June 2016 4.178 4.434 2.262 2.573
July 2016 4.243 4.558 2.587 2.550
August 2016 4.619 4.719 2.980 2.532
September 2016 4.874 4.890 2.235 2.518
October 2016 5.742 5.037 2.423 2.496
November 2016 5.221 5.078 2.620 2.503
December 2016 4.731 5.049 2.381 2.526
January 2017 4.859 4.992 2.635 2.574
February 2017 5.096 4.940 2.574 2.669
March 2017 4.884 4.910 2.777 2.788
April 2017 4.547 4.900 2.840 2.883
May 2017 5.161 4.960 3.044 2.998
June 2017 5.160 5.006 3.352 3.084
July 2017 5.005 5.011 3.094 3.112
August 2017 4.985 5.003 2.804 3.129
September 2017 4.923 5.010 3.282 3.132
October 2017 5.117 5.031 3.405 3.117
November 2017 4.970 5.046 2.925 3.073
December 2017 4.986 5.109 2.833 3.022
January 2018 5.198 5.197 3.135 3.000
February 2018 5.338 5.296 3.014 2.964
March 2018 5.491 5.357 2.929 2.925
April 2018 5.306 5.360 2.795 2.926
May 2018 5.451 5.344 2.904 2.954
June 2018 5.399 5.274 3.035 2.984
July 2018 5.298 5.192 2.978 3.041
August 2018 4.697 5.127 3.215 3.104
September 2018 5.006 5.102 3.159 3.133
October 2018 5.248 5.075 3.032 3.155
November 2018 5.183 5.099 3.279 3.176
December 2018 5.228 5.135 3.455 3.209
January 2019 5.117 5.154 2.923 3.242
February 2019 4.859 5.193 2.976 3.300
March 2019 4.996 5.240 3.563 3.393
April 2019 6.139 5.305 3.801 3.453
May 2019 5.157 5.321 3.552 3.465
June 2019 4.989 5.313 3.253 3.440
July 2019 5.201 5.265 3.433 3.430
August 2019 5.719 5.237 3.419 3.424
September 2019 5.119 5.173 3.225 3.412
October 2019 5.005 5.137 3.504 3.441
November 2019 4.696 5.121 3.336 3.431
December 2019 5.117 5.105 3.768 3.360
January 2020 5.536 5.082 3.411 3.208
February 2020 5.474 5.020 2.948 3.023
March 2020 4.751 4.966 2.775 2.809
April 2020 4.145 4.972 2.161 2.673
May 2020 5.115 5.076 2.646 2.628
June 2020 5.546 5.258 2.744 2.630
July 2020 5.350 5.486 2.775 2.722
August 2020 5.801 5.757 2.467 2.777
September 2020 6.191 6.020 3.473 2.873
October 2020 6.158 6.268 2.571 2.906
November 2020 6.604 6.540 3.083 2.940
December 2020 6.501 6.791 2.803 2.976
January 2021 7.121 7.041 2.892 3.031
February 2021 6.979 7.223 3.399 3.078
March 2021 8.203 7.350 2.889 3.095
April 2021 7.712 7.379 3.403 3.149
May 2021 6.480 7.323 2.988 3.131
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
Source(s):
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