Canadian Monthly Economic Growth (Real GDP May 2021) - July 30, 2021
The Canadian economy contracted by 0.3% in May, the second consecutive month of decline following a 0.5% contraction in April. Services and goods sectors declined by 0.2% and 0.4% respectively as restrictions from the third COVID wave continued to dampen economic activity. Construction activity declined 2.3% in May, with a 4.2% drop in residential building construction led by declines in single-family home construction. The real estate sector fell 7.2% in May, following a 10.7% drop in April, due to slowing home sales.
While the post-pandemic economic recovery remains strong, many sectors are grappling with conditions that have led to shortages of raw materials and