07 June 2011

Building permits down in April

The value of building permits issued in the province in April fell by 16% compared to the same month in 2010 according to information released on Monday by Statistics Canada.

Permits in April 2010 were valued at $94 million and $79 million in April 2011.  permit values in February 2011 were more than $85 million and $61 million in March 2011.

Building permits in St. John’s were up for the second straight month.  However, April permits were down 8.6% compared to April 2010.

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