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Composite leading index for Canada

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Read the September 2019 index

Published: October 25, 2019 (web page)
By: Cory Renner

Highlights

The Conference Board of Canada’s Composite Leading Index fell 0.8 points to 107.8 (2014 = 100) in August. The drop follows a revised 0.1-point increase in July. The August index uses economic indicators from July and August 2019.


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
October 2019, CBoC
2.2

Business Confidence
Q2 2019, CBoC
3.2

Leading Index
March 2019, CBoC
0.8

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