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Index of business confidence

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Published: July 29, 2019 (web page)
By: Robyn Gibbard

Highlights

The results from The Conference Board of Canada’s latest survey of business leaders show that, despite apparently positive news, businesses continue to be pessimistic about the economy and investment.


About the Index of business confidence

The Conference Board of Canada surveys Canadian business leaders every quarter on the state of their business’ sales and finances, their investment plans, and their expectations for the coming six months. The results are available to e-Data subscribers, and analysis is available to e-Library subscribers or for a one-time fee. The Index of business confidence has been produced since 1993.

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
November 2019, CBoC
2.8

Business Confidence
Q3 2019, CBoC
1.5 

Leading Index
March 2019, CBoC
0.8

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