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Canadian Forecast and Custom Analysis

The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Forecast and Custom Analysis division produces a wide range of analysis on the Canadian economy, from quick takes on the latest economic news to a 25-year quarterly forecast for 2,000 economic variables. If you are looking for answers to a specific research question, our team has extensive experience in economic analysis and forecasting and in creating custom econometric models.

The Quick Take

Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

May 18, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Data

GDP (%)
Feb 2018, CANSIM
0.4

Projected GDP Growth (%)
Q1 2018, CBoC
0.4

Employment, Canada
May 2018, CANSIM
–7,500

Projected Employment Growth
Q1 2018, CBoC
50,800

Merchandise Exports (%)
April 2018, CANSIM
1.6

Overnight Rate
May 2018, BoC
1.25

CPI (%, YoY)
April 2018, CANSIM
2.2

Building Permits (%, YoY)
April 2018, CANSIM
3.0

Retail Sales (%)
March 2018, CANSIM
0.6

Consumer Confidence
May 2018, CBoC
2.6

Business Confidence
Q1 2018, CBoC
6.9

Leading Index
May 2018, CBoC
0.8

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Canadian Economics Team

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Matthew Stewart
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Alicia Macdonald
Principal Economist

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