Sunday April 20, 2014

Permits reach record high


October was a very busy month for construction companies in the province as building permits totalled a record $370.6 million.  Month-over-month, building permits were up by 26.2 per cent between September 2013 and October 2013, the highest percentage increase among the provinces and well ahead of the 7.4 per cent posted nationally.

According to the Statistics Canada report released today, building permits were up by 14.0 per cent when compared with October 2012, second best in Canada and better than the 6.2 per cent decline recorded nationally.

“The Saskatchewan economy is in very good shape,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said.



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