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Index of Business Confidence

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Read the Autumn 2018 Index

Published: October 26, 2018 (web page)
By: Robyn Gibbard

Highlights

New results from The Conference Board of Canada’s survey of business leaders suggest that the new USMCA trade agreement has not yet led to the uptick in business confidence that we were expecting.

About the Index of Business Confidence

The Conference Board of Canada surveys Canadian business leaders every quarter on the state of their business’ sales and finances, their investment plans, 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 Business Confidence has been produced since 1993.

Data

GDP (%)
October 2018, CANSIM
0.3

Projected GDP Growth (%)
Q3 2018, CBoC
0.4

Employment, Canada
December 2018, CANSIM
9300

Projected Employment Growth
Q3 2018, CBoC
40,810

Merchandise Exports (%)
October 2018, CANSIM
1.2

Overnight Rate
October 2018, 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
December 2018, CBoC
11.2

Business Confidence
Q3 2018, CBoC
0.9

Leading Index
November 2018, CBoC
0.1

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