Issue 17-127 Non-Residential Building Investment

October 16, 2017

There was a 1.7% increase (seasonally adjusted) in investment in non-residential building construction in B.C. in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the second quarter. The strongest growth was for the industrial sector (+6.7%), but there was also growth in institutional (+3.5%) and commercial (+0.2%) buildings.

Nationally, investment in non-residential building construction climbed 3.6% with particularly strong growth in Quebec (+11.7%) and Ontario (+7.4%) helping to offset declines in some other provinces, including Alberta (-7.1%) and Saskatchewan (-14.5%).

Source: Statistics Canada