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The City released its January 2021 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $11.110 million for permits issued in January 2021.

The monthly construction value of $11.110 million attained in January 2021 is less than the 5 year January average of $18.503 million. It is worth noting that the 5 year average is heavily influenced by the very strong month of January that occurred in 2020. In comparison with January 2020 construction values, increases were seen in the Industrial (New), Commercial (New) and Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sectors of construction.

The largest increase occurred in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector of construction.  In  January  2021,  32  building  permits  were  issued  for  projects  with a total construction value of $6.021 million, compared with January of 2020, when 32 building permits were issued in this sector of construction with a value of $1.242 million.

An increase also occurred in the Industrial sector of construction.  In January 2021 the total construction value of the sector was $2.280 million, compared with January 2020, when the total construction value was $0.685 million.

The largest decrease occurred in the Single Detached Residential (New) sector of construction. In January 2021 were there were 2 building permits issued with a construction value of $0.868 million, compared with January 2020, when there was 101 building permits issued in this sector of construction having a construction value of $31.059 million.

The start of the 2021 construction year has continued to build off of the strong numbers attained in 2020.  While the construction value for the month is less than the 5 year average, staff remains optimistic  that  the  construction  industry  will  continue  to  provide  high  levels  of  activity throughout 2021.

Quick Facts

  • A total of 47 building permits were issued in January, having a total construction value of $11.110 million.
  • 32 building permits were issued in January in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector of construction which had a total construction value of $6.021 million.
  • A total of 3 building permits were issued in January within the Industrial (New) sector having a total construction value of $2.280 million.
  • A total of 10 building permits were issued in January within the Commercial (New) sector having a total construction value of $1.941 million.

The full report will be posted on the City of Brantford's website.