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Canada: Housing prices growth decelerates again in August

September 14, 2015

The Teranet-National Bank National Composite House Price index rose 1.0% in August over the previous month. The reading was just below July’s 1.2% increase, and marked the smallest increase in 3 months. The countrywide index continued to break records as it climbed to 176.1 points in August from July’s 174.3 points.

Regarding regional developments, Toronto and Vancouver, which together account for 54.0% of the index, recorded increases of 1.6% and 0.6%, respectively, while Hamilton saw the highest monthly increase of 2.4%. Six of the 11 cities that comprise the index saw monthly price decreases, the most significant being Calgary, which fell 3.9%. On an annual basis, house prices rose 5.4% in August (July: +5.1% year-on-year).


Author:, Economist

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Canada Housing Prices August 2015

Note: Monthly and annual variation in % of the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index.
Source: Teranet and National Bank of Canada.


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