April 8, 2009 / 12:25 PM / 9 years ago

Canada housing starts rise

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts rose 13.7 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 154,700 units from an upwardly revised 136,100 units in February, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp said on Wednesday.

<p>Construction workers frame a house at a new home development in Ottawa July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

The number of starts in March beat the consensus expectations of analysts who had called for 130,000 starts.

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