After two consecutive monthly advances, the value of permits in the non-residential sector fell 8.4 per cent to $2.7 billion..
In the residential sector, the value of permits fell 2.8 per cent to $3.8 billion in April, a fourth consecutive monthly decrease.
In the institutional component, the value of permits dropped 43 per cent to $556 million after two months of gains.
The commercial sector held up, however, recording a third consecutive monthly increase with the value of permits rising 1.9 per cent to $1.6 billion.
Industrial construction bounced back, with the value of permits rising 34.7 per cent to $554 million, following a 42.4 per cent decline in March.
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