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Canada August building permits rise 7.9 pct

Oct 5 (Reuters) - The value of Canadian building permits shot up 7.9 percent in August following a revised 2.8 percent drop in July, as a huge jump in non-residential construction intentions more than offset a dip in the residential sector, according to Statistics Canada data on Friday.

Month on month (pct) Aug July(rev) July(prev) Total +7.9 -2.8 -2.3 Residential -2.3 -3.6 -2.4 Nonresidential +25.2 -1.5 -2.1

NOTE: Analysts surveyed by Reuters had expected an increase of 0.1 percent in the value of building permits in August. All figures are seasonally adjusted.

(Reporting by Alex Paterson; Editing by Randall Palmer)

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