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Composite leading index for Canada

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Read the July 2019 index

Published: August 16, 2019 (web page)
By: Cory Renner

Highlights

The Conference Board of Canada’s Composite leading index fell 0.9 points to 108.8 (2016 = 100) in June. This month’s drop follows a revised 0.8-point rise in May.


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
September 2019, CBoC
5.0

Business Confidence
Q2 2019, CBoC
3.2

Leading Index
March 2019, CBoC
0.8

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