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Composite Leading Index for Canada

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Published: January 23, 2019 (web page)
By: Cory Renner

Highlights

The Conference Board of Canada’s Composite Leading Index saw its largest decline since December 2015 with October’s data, pointing to slower economic growth in 2019. The biggest reason for the decline was a drop of more than 1,000 points in the S&P/TSX stock index in October.


About the Composite Leading Index

Every month the Conference Board of Canada tracks the performance of nine indicators that lead the short-term course of the economy. An analysis is available to e-Library subscribers or for a one-time fee. The Composite Leading Index has been produced since 2016.

Data


GDP (%)
February  2019, CANSIM
0.1

Projected GDP Growth (%)
Q1 2019, CBoC
0.29

Employment, Canada
February 2019, CANSIM
56,000 

Projected Employment Growth
Q1 2019, CBoC
140,110

Merchandise Exports (%)
February 2019, CANSIM
1.3

Overnight Rate
 April 2019, BoC
1.75

CPI (%, YoY)
April 2019, CANSIM
2.0

Building Permits (%, YoY)
February 2019, CANSIM
5.7

Retail Sales (%)
February 2019, CANSIM
0.8

Consumer confidence
June 2019, CBoC
1.0

Business Confidence
Q1 2019, CBoC
3.3

Leading Index
March 2019, CBoC
0.8

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