Canada housing starts dip slightly in March

Tue Apr 8, 2008 8:37am EDT
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts dipped by 0.35 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annualized 254,700 units from 255,600 units in February, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said on Tuesday.

The number of starts in March beat the consensus expectation of analysts for 220,000 starts.

(Reporting by Renato Andrade; Editing by Bernadette Baum)