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RBC Capital: May US housing data viewed as negative, with housing starts and permits below consensus expectations; homebuilder confidence down for sixth straight month, as rising building material costs, recession concerns, other factors weigh on outlook

CIBC: US housing starts well below expectations in May, down 14% month-over-month and down 3.5% year-over-year, while building permits fell 7% month-over-month and were flat year-over-year; CIBC sees continued weakness ahead, noting higher mortgage rates

Privately‐owned US housing starts in May at seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,549,000, down 14.4% from revised April level, down 3.5% annually; building permits up 0.2% annually to 1,695,000, completions up 9.1% to 1,465,000: Dept. of Commerce

US single-family permits issued year-to-date in April reached 377,713, down 1.7% over April 2021 level of 384,196; multifamily permits issued year-to-date totaled 212,734, up 16.1% over April 2021 level of 183,248: NAHB

Value of Canada's building permits down 0.6% to C$11.7B in April, decline in residential permits offset by gains in non-residential sector; residential building permits down 3.3% to C$7.7B. single-family down 2.0%, multifamily down 4.4%: Statistics Canada

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