Survey of Forecasters: Autumn 2017

The Conference Board of Canada, October 18, 2017
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This quarterly survey reflects the opinions of Canada's top forecasting organizations and their outlook for the Canadian economy.

Document Highlights

  • The Canadian economy will expand by 3.1 per cent this year and 2.2 per cent 2018.
  • The forecast of a decline in real GDP growth in 2018 is due mainly to the weaker outlook for household spending and residential investment.
  • The Canadian dollar is expected to appreciate over the near term, thanks to rising interest rates and world oil prices.

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