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October 17, 2019
US HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS, SEPTEMBER 2019

BUILDING PERMITS

US residential building permits decreased 2.7 per cent in September compared to the revised August estimate, to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1,387,000. This is 7.7 per cent above the September 2018 estimate of 1,288,000.

Year over year (Sep-19 vs Sep-18), permits for single unit structures increased 2.8 per cent. ...

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October 17, 2019
UK RETAIL SALES, SEPTEMBER 2019

The UK Office for National Statistics reports that UK retail sales decreased in September.

  • Month over month retail sales values decreased 0.2 per cent while the retail sales volume (adjusted for price changes) increased 0.03 per cent over August 2019.
  • Year-over-year retail sales values increased 3.4 per cent and retail sales volumes increased 3.1 pe...

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    October 16, 2019
    CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, SEPTEMBER 2019

    NOVA SCOTIA

    In Nova Scotia September 2019, the Consumer Price Index (index 2002=100) remained unchanged from August 2019 and increased 2.1 per cent over September 2018.  The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.2 per cent from August 2019 and increased 2.8 per cent over September 2018. 

    CANADA.

    In Ca...

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    October 16, 2019
    ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

    TRENDS - SEPTEMBER 2019

    In Nova Scotia September 2019, year over year growth for the All-Items Consumer Price Index was 2.1 per cent, above the national average of 1.9 per cent. Monthly consumer prices were unchanged in Nova Scotia and down 0.4 per cent nationally.

    Within Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia had the highest inflation in the month. Inflation was lowest in Newfoundland and Labrador (+0.5 per cent).

    The national CPI increase of 1.9 per cent ...

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    October 16, 2019
    US RETAIL SALES, SEPTEMBER 2019

    The US Census Bureau announced today that the advance estimates of U.S retail and food service sales for September 2019, was a seasonally adjusted , month-over-month 0.3 per cent decrease ($1.3 billion) over August 2019 to $525.6 billion, and a year-over-year 4.1 per cent increase over September 2018.

    Excluding food services and drinking places, retail trade sales decreased 0.3 per cent over August 2019, and increased 4.0 per cent over September 2018. Food service and drinking pl...

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