Construction spending declines in April

Investment in building construction decreased 2.0 percent to $20.5 billion in April from March, according to new StatCan data. The residential sector declined 2.7 percent to $14.2 billion, while the non-residential sector fell 0.5 percent to $6.3 billion. Nationally, single-family home investment fell 4.7 percent to $6.9 billion. Saskatchewan was the only province to report a spending increase (17.7 percent) in that subsector.