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Manitoba posted one of the biggest monthly declines in building permit activity in the country in July, new Statistics Canada data shows.
Municipalities in the province issued $238.1-million worth of residential and non-residential permits during the month, the agency said Thursday. That was a drop of 26.4 per cent from June's total of $323.4 million.
Among the provinces, only Saskatchewan saw a bigger decline, at 27.1 per cent. Canada, meanwhile, saw its permit values decline by only 3.5 per cent, to $7.9 billion.
Locally, the biggest dropoff in activity was on the non-residential side of the construction industry, where the value of permits issued fell by 39 per cent to just $89.6 million from $146.7 million in June.
The residential side saw permit values decline by 16 per cent to $148.5 million from $176.8 million.
Although July's combined total was down substantially from June, the data shows it was still 3.2 per cent higher than in July 2016, when $230.7 million worth of residential and non-residential permits were issued in the province.
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