Heading into 2018, it’s expected that total construction activity will register modest growth next year.With speed and convenience as the differentiators in the competitive retail world, the death of retail stores is greatly exaggerated, finds a study by Microsoft, the Retail Council of Canada, and research tool Wise Plum.

During the first 11 months of 2017, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis were $687.1 billion, up one per cent from a year ago.

November’s data lowered the Dodge Index to 138, down from 157 for October and this year’s high of 173 for September, which reflected the boost coming from several unusually large projects.

Sales in British Columbia ( 2.0 per cent) continued their upward trend in October, rising for the seventh time in eight months.

On an unadjusted basis, retail e Commerce sales reached $1.3 billion in October, accounting for 2.6 per cent of total retail trade.

In economics, physical capital or just capital is a factor of production (or input into the process of production), consisting of machinery, buildings, computers, and the like.

The production function takes the general form Y=f(K, L), where Y is the amount of output produced, K is the amount of capital stock used and L is the amount of labor used.The non-building construction sector, which can be volatile on a month-to-month basis, plunged 32 per cent in November after its 28 per cent hike in October.Meanwhile, residential building managed to edge up one per cent, as an improved amount for single family housing slightly outweighed a moderate pullback for multifamily housing.Bibliographies NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references.They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar.It shows that bricks-and-mortar stores capture most of the retail sales in every major vertical.