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Canada housing starts fall 19.8% on month in April - CMHC

FILE PHOTO: A For Sale sign at a house for sale in Calgary, Alberta

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian housing starts fell 19.8% in April compared with the previous month on a sharp decline in multiple urban starts, data from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation showed on Monday.

The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of housing starts fell to 268,631 units from a revised 334,759 units in March, Canada's national housing agency said. Analysts had expected 280,000 unit starts in April.

(Reporting by Julie Gordon in Ottawa; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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