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Index of Consumer Confidence

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Read the March 2019 Index

Published: March 29, 2019 (web page)
By: Cory Renner

Highlights

The Conference Board of Canada’s Index of Consumer Confidence rose 6.4 points in March, reaching 117.9 (2014 = 100). It was the third consecutive monthly increase for the index. Positive sentiment was broad-based, with the share of positive responses rising for all four questions.


About the Index of Consumer Confidence

The Conference Board of Canada surveys Canadian consumers every month on the state of their household finances 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 Consumer Confidence has been produced since 2002.

Data


GDP (%)
January  2019, CANSIM
0.3

Projected GDP Growth (%)
Q1 2019, CBoC
0.29

Employment, Canada
February 2019, CANSIM
56,000 

Projected Employment Growth
Q3 2018, CBoC
40,810

Merchandise Exports (%)
October 2018, CANSIM
1.2

Overnight Rate
March 2019, BoC
1.75

CPI (%, YoY)
September 2018, CANSIM
2.2

Building Permits (%, YoY)
November 2018, CANSIM
11.6

Retail Sales (%)
August 2018, CANSIM
0.1

Consumer Confidence
March 2019, CBoC
6.7

Business Confidence
Q4 2018, CBoC
6.3

Leading Index
December 2018, CBoC
1.2

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