Demand Is Shifting Gears: Canada’s Aggregate Demand Outlook to 2045

The Conference Board of Canada, 37 pages, December 17, 2021
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This annual economic forecast presents Canada's long-term aggregate demand outlook.

Document Highlights

  • An aging population, as well as the shift to clean energy, will reshape Canadians’ spending habits.
  • Slowing growth in household formations will eventually erase current residential shortages and trim housing starts.
  • Business investment will accelerate over the long term as companies ramp up capital spending on new technologies to deal with labour shortages and stronger competition from abroad.
  • The huge deficits run up by governments during the pandemic will weigh on every budget decision over the long term, resulting in noticeably slower spending over the next two decades.
  • Solid U.S. demand and a competitively low Canadian dollar trading below US$0.80 will provide a sound foundation for exports over the long term.

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Key Findings
Business Investment
Government Spending
International Trade

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