Index of Business Confidence: Summer 2017
The Conference Board of Canada
August 31, 2017
This quarterly survey poses ten qualitative questions regarding the business climate and investment intentions to senior officers at business organizations across Canada.
- Firms remain upbeat about their own financial conditions going forward.
- Canadian firms are growing increasingly willing to spend on their plants and machinery, with 53.0 per cent of survey respondents agreeing that now is a good time for them to invest in their operations.
- The share of respondents who identified weak market demand as a cause for concern fell more than 11 points to 28.0 per cent.