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Economic Data

Do you need the latest Canadian economic indicators to help you make better business decisions—fast? The Conference Board has forecast and historical databases covering Canada, the provinces, CMAs, Industry Sectors and the U.S.

Our competitively priced data will help you:

  • Identify and evaluate business opportunities
  • Minimize business risks by providing timely information and regular updates for key economic indicators
  • Make sound budgetary and planning decisions based on detailed economic insights related to your sectors of interest

We offer three pricing models:

  • Create an e-Data account and purchase individual data series by credit card
  • To get the convenience of one monthly invoice that you can pay by cheque, credit card or direct deposit, we offer the e-Data Pro service
  • To get unlimited access to a database for a convenient annual fee, consider purchasing a Database Service

Forecast Databases

Canadian Forecast (Five-year) Database Service

$498 per month

Five-year forecast for nine sectors of the national economy. The forecast is updated quarterly. Sectors include: Consumer Expenditures, Housing, Government, Non-energy Business Investment, International Trade, Energy, Employment, Costs and Prices, Financial Markets. More than 540 indicators are available.

Canadian Forecast (20-year) Database Service

$194 per month

20-year forecast for nine sectors of the national economy. The twenty year is updated annually. Sectors include: Consumer Expenditures, Housing, Government, Non-energy Business Investment, International Trade, Energy, Employment, Costs and Prices, Financial Markets. More than 540 indicators are available.

Provincial Forecast (Five-year) Database Service

$555 per month

Five-year forecast for all 10 provinces. The forecast is updated quarterly. More than 1,500 indicators are available.

Provincial Forecast (20-year) Database Service

$175 per month

20 year forecast for all 10 provinces. The 20-year forecast is updated annually. More than 1,500 indicators are available.

Territorial Forecast Database Service

$198 per month

10-year forecasts for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. More than 90 indicators for each territory. The forecast is updated twice a year.

Population and Household Formation Database Service

$53 per month

20 year forecasts of Population and Household Formation data for Canada and the Provinces. This database provides historical data from 1975 and forecast data up to 2030 for population of both males and females in five-year age cohorts. It also includes a forecast of household formations for Canada and the Provinces. Household formation is the underlying driver of long-term demand for new housing and thus new home construction. More than 700 indicators are available.

Metropolitan Forecast Database Service

Starting at $161 per month for one CMA

Five-year forecasts for 28 Canadian census metropolitan areas (CMA). More than 100 indicators for each CMA.

CMAs: Abbotsford, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Windsor, London, Kitchener, St. Catharines–Niagara, Hamilton, Oshawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Kingston, Ottawa–Gatineau, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, Saint John, and St. John’s.

Canadian Industrial Sector Forecast Database Service

Starting at $158 per month for one Industry Sector

This service offers economists and analysts access to data series and tables including historical and forecast data for their industry. Databases contain detailed financial and economic information that underline the conclusions outlined in the industry reports.

The databases contain the detailed data for each of the 16 sectors. Included is access to a full set of historical data—going back as far as 1987—and a 5-year forecast for each indicator, in quarterly and annual frequency. Data is updated two times a year and can be downloaded as individual series or in formatted tables. Between 21 and 400 indicators for each industry sector.

Sectors: Accommodations, Aerospace Product Manufacturing, Air Transportation, Computer System Design, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Food Manufacturing, Food Services, Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing, Crude Oil Extraction, Natural Gas Extraction, Residential Construction, Non-Residential Construction, Paper Products, Wood Products

U.S. Forecast (Five-year) Database Service

$165 per month

Five-year forecast for the U.S. economy that includes detailed data on the following areas: Gross domestic product, Detailed income and consumption, Consumer price index, Consumer expenditures, Housing starts, Corporate profits and Unemployment rate. The forecast is updated quarterly. More than 100 indicators are available.

Historical Databases

Index of Consumer Confidence

$375 per month for both Consumer and Business Confidence

Data summarizing the responses to four attitudinal questions on employment prospects, financial position (both current and expected), and whether or not it is a good time to make a major purchase. A crucial indicator of near-term sales for companies in the consumer product sector.

Index of Business Confidence

$375 per month for both Consumer and Business Confidence

Data summarizing the responses to 10 attitudinal questions designed to measure CEOs’ perceptions of the current economic environment, their investment intentions and their determinants.

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® (U.S.)

$433 per month

Produced by The Conference Board in New York, The Consumer Confidence Index® reflects prevailing U.S business conditions and likely developments for the months ahead. This monthly data details U.S. consumer attitudes and buying intentions, with data available by age, income, and region.

Help Wanted Index Database Service

$375 per month

The Help-Wanted Index is an indicator of the number of new jobs advertised online. Our empirical analysis has shown that variations in the number of jobs posted online are generally followed by similar variations in employment in the ensuing months. Thus, the index can be used to predict near-term employment trends. Data is released monthly and is available for Canada, the Provinces and 27 CMAs. More than 70 indicators are available.

Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability Database Service

$96 per month

This service offers economists and analysts access to the data series from the Leading Indicator of Industry Profitability. This data is constructed from high frequency data series. The indicators are designed to be predictive of movements in corporate profitability six months hence. An industry leading index is created for the economy as a whole, as well as for 49 individual sectors within the economy, thus providing coverage for most of the private business activity that takes place in Canada. The data is updated monthly.

CANSIM

Starting at $1.88 per series - volume discounts are also available

Statistics Canada’s socio-economic database includes more than 35 million data series on labour, prices, income, trade, education, manufacturing, investment and more (updated immediately upon release).

CMHC

Starting at $1.88 per series - volume discounts are also available

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s database contains more than 4,000 time series on the Canadian housing market, such as average rents, completions by dwelling type, mortgage loan approvals (updated immediately upon release). 


For More Information

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Our economic data is distributed on the e-Data website.

Release Dates

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