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Trend lines of construction starts in Canada - March 2015

Apr 16, 2015

The accompanying chart shows the trend lines of construction starts in Canada as of March 2015.

2015 04 16 Trend Lines Canada - March 2015

This chart looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional.

The prominent jumps in the engineering curve reflect such mega project starts as Horizon Oil Sands work in Alberta (March 2005), the Eastmain 1-A hydroelectric power project in northern Québec (June 2007), the Kearl Oil Sands Project in Alberta (April 2010), the Firebag 4 SAGD Oil Sands project in Alberta (June 2011) and the Voyageur heavy oil processing plant Alberta (August 2011).

In May 2010, the ICI curve shot upward due to the McGill University medical centre project in Montreal.

In March 2012, Alcan's modernization project in Kitimat was initiated.

Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – March 2015
Moving totals of the latest 12 months* (CanaData Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – March 2015
*For example, the March 2015 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for April 2014 through March 2015.
†ICI is the sum of industrial, commercial and institutional.
Data source and chart: CMD – CanaData.


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