Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

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Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

A rate used to reduce seasonal noise on a company's sales or revenue information. For example, many retail companies tend to have higher sales figures at the end of the calendar year because of the holiday season. Comparing the raw data may make the company's sales look better than they are. The SAAR is designed to even out that trend. It is calculated by taking the raw annual rate for a given month and dividing by a seasonality factor.
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The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.
In July, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts decreased in Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario, and in Atlantic Canada, but increased in the Prairies.
lt;sup>1</sup> All starts figures in this release, other than actual starts, are seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) - that is, monthly figures adjusted to remove normal seasonal variation and multiplied by 12 to reflect annual levels.
The levels of series are also expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates as appropriate.
Seasonally adjusted annual rates are used in reporting monthly data to factor out seasonal variations in resale activity.
The levels of series are expressed at seasonally adjusted annual rates as appropriate.
9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 852,000 units in May from a pace of 836,000 in April, but were 6.
7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 839,000 units in April from an upwardly revised pace of 862,000 in March, and were 6.
6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 791,000 units in January from an upwardly revised level of 885,000 in December.
4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 862,000 units from a pace of 902,000 in September.
1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 845,000 units in March from a level of 846,000 units in February.
4 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (see note below) of 6.