Edition: July 8-12, 2019
Infoline Highlights for the Week of July 2-5
Household Income - In 2017, the median after-tax income for all types of households (including both economic families of two or more persons and unattached individuals) in British Columbia was $52,120 (2017 constant dollars, includes employment income, dividend and interest income, government transfers, pension income and other income).
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Price of New Housing -The cost of new housing in the province’s three largest cities was lower in May than in the same month last year. The 1.4% decrease in Victoria was the result of a decline in housing prices (-2.3%), as land value (+0.7%) climbed. Vancouver's New Housing Price Index dipped 0.9%, also reflecting lower housing costs (-1.8%) and higher land values (+0.4%).
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Building Permits - The value of building permits in B.C. decreased 49.8% in May from the previous month. An increase in permits for institutional (+118.2%) buildings could not offset decreases for residential (‑63.0%), industrial (‑43.7%), and commercial (‑17.7%) projects. The value of permits was lower in Vancouver (‑55.6%), where most of the province’s building activity occurs, as well as in Abbotsford-Mission (‑40.5%), Kelowna (‑32.2%), and Victoria (‑25.6%).
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- B.C.'s three largest cities saw the cost of new housing decrease in May from May 2018, although this was mainly due to lower housing values as land prices increased over that period.
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Did You Know
In B.C., the rate of opioid overdose deaths in the first five months of 2019 was 30% lower than the same period in 2018, and the monthly number of opioid overdose deaths in B.C. also appears to be falling - there were 82deaths in May this year, as opposed to 117 in May 2018. These numbers can change as more post-mortem results come in but experts are expressing "cautious optimism".Source: CBC
- In 2017, B.C. was ranked 4th in the country for average household income.
- The price of new housing in B.C.'s largest cities dipped slightly in May from May 2018.
- The value of building permits in B.C. dropped in May from the month before.