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The Quick Take

Insights on the latest issues in the Canadian economy.

Core Inflation Cools

May 15, 2019 | Alicia Macdonald

A Pre-Election Budget sets the Stage for Voters

April 16, 2019 | Daniel Fields

Inflation Remains Muted and Retail Sales Fall

March 22, 2019 | Matthew Stewart

Bank of Canada Holds Rates and Flags Economic Risks

March 6, 2019 | Alicia Macdonald

Inflation Moves Higher in December

January 18, 2019 | Alicia Macdonald

Boom in Non-Residential Building Permits in November

January 10, 2019 | Robyn Gibbard

Interest Rates Hold Steady

January 9, 2019 | Alicia Macdonald

Wages Rebound Amid Modest Job Expansion

January 4, 2019 | Cory Renner

Merchandise Trade Continues to Disappoint

December 6, 2018 | Doris Chu

Economic Risks Keep Interest Rates Steady

December 5, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Inflation Edges Up and Retail Sales Rebound

November 23, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Exports and Imports Decline in September

November 2, 2018 | Doris Chu

Wage Growth Continues to Fall

November 2, 2018 | Cory Renner

Inflation Eases in September

October 19, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Employment Rebounds and Exports Fall

October 5, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Saskatchewan's Balancing Act

September 26, 2018 | Daniel Fields

Bank of Canada Holds Rates for Now

September 5, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Good Employment Growth Hides Weak Details

August 10, 2018 | Cory Renner

Retail Sales Rebound and Inflation Moves Higher

July 20, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Bank of Canada Hikes Rates

July 11, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Exports Stall, Imports Rise in May

July 6, 2018 | Doris Chu

Retail Sales Fall and Inflation Moderates

June 22, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

May 18, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

April 20, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Bank of Canada Holds Rates Steady as Caution Prevails

April 18, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Canada’s GDP Contracts in January

March 29, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Alberta Reveals its Six-Year Plan to Balance

March 26, 2018 | Daniel Fields

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Inflation Jumps 0.5 Percentage Points in February

March 23, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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
April 2019, CBoC
6.0

Business Confidence
Q1 2019, CBoC
3.3

Leading Index
March 2019, CBoC
0.8

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