ECONOMIC INSIGHTS

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ABOUT OUR CHIEF ECONOMIST

Alan Arcand Chief Economist, Canadian Manufactures & Exporters. Alan is a member of the National Policy team where he is responsible for developing and executing CME’s major national research projects, conducting CME’s macroeconomic analysis to support the organization across the country, leading our tax policy efforts, and be a leading voice representing the interests of the association and members with government and with the public. Before joining CME, Alan spent 19 years at The Conference Board of Canada where he held multiple roles, including the Associate Director of the Centre for Municipal Studies. Alan’s background includes expertise in municipal, regional, and national economic matters including economic forecasting and analysis.

ANNUAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK REPORT

As the unexpected COVID-19 outbreak slowdowns the world economy and decimates the stock markets, many businesses are left wondering what will happen next and, how to plan for the future. With that in mind, CME’s economics team reviewed Canada’s economic performance up to March 2020 to understand what it means for manufacturers. This report provides an overview of what happened so far and, projections for what might happen next in the short and, long-term. Based on historic patterns, emerging trends and an understanding of a deep and complex series of cause-and-effect relationships, CME’s projections also counter in the “known unknowns” – factors that we know will impact the economy, whether for good or for ill, but whose effect is far from clear. At this stage, decisions by governments, businesses and people can all have a critical impact on how Canada and the world will fair in pulling itself out of the recession caused by the coronavirus.

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Holds Steady in May; Manufacturing Output Falls 1.7%

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Falls for Second Straight Month; Manufacturing Sees Modest Job Gains

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Merchandise Trade

Exports Rise for Sixth Straight Month; Trade Surplus Widens to $5.0 Billion

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Decline for the First Time in Eight Months as Auto Production Falls

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Falls for the First Time Since January, But Manufacturing Adds 26,300 Workers

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Merchandise Trade

Big Export Gains Drive Trade Surplus To a 14-Year High

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy and Manufacturing Expanded 0.3% in April, But Both Contracted in May

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Manufacturing Sales

See how factory sale trends are affecting your business today.

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Labour Market Trends

CME's labour market updates offer a tailored look at trends in the manufacturing sector.

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Merchandise Trade

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Rise for Sixth Consecutive Month in March, Boosted by Higher Prices

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Growth Slows in April; Headline and Manufacturing Jobless Rates Fall to Record Lows

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Merchandise Trade

Energy Products Drive Exports to Another All-Time High, But Trade Surplus Narrows

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Real GDP Posts Fastest Gain in 11 Months in February; Manufacturing Up 0.4%

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Rise for Fifth Consecutive Month in February

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Labour Market Trends

Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low

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Merchandise Trade

Energy Products Propel Exports to Record High

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Manufacturing Sales

Higher Prices Lift Factory Sales in January

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Real GDP Advances 0.2% in January; Manufacturing Declines for First Time in Four Months

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Employment Soars in February

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Trade Balance Swings Back to Surplus, as Imports Fall Faster than Exports

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Strengthens in Fourth Quarter; Manufacturing Output Posts Third Straight Monthly Gain in December

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Continue Their Upward Trend in December, Reach Record High in 2021

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Merchandise Trade

Canada Posts First Trade Deficit in Seven Months, as Exports Edge Down

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Employment Tumbles in January Amid Omicron Wave

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Real GDP Advances 0.6% in November; Manufacturing Up for Third Time in Four Months

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Post Second Consecutive Monthly Gain in November

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Labour Market Trends

Canada Extends Hiring Streak in December; Manufacturing Unemployment Rate Matches its Record Low

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Trade Surplus Hits 13-Year High in November

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Real GDP Advances 0.8% in October, with Manufacturing Leading the Way

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Rebound in October, Boosted by Gains in Auto Sector

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Trade Surplus Widens Further in October, as Exports and Imports Rise Sharply

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Rebounds in Third Quarter, Manufacturing Output Sees Steep Fall in September

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Increases for Sixth Straight Month in November; Manufacturing Workforce Rises Above Pre-Pandemic Level

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Tumble in September on Supply Chain Disruptions

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Trade Surplus Widens in September, but Exports Fall 2.3%

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Edges Up in October; Manufacturing Sheds 7,700 Workers

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy and Manufacturing Sector Make Gains in August

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Increase 0.5% in August

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels; Manufacturing Adds 22k Workers

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Trade Surplus Widens in August as Exports Rise and Imports Fall

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy and Manufacturing Sector Shrink for Third Time in Four Months in July

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Fall for Third Time in Four Months in July

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Labour Market Trends

Canada Posts Third Straight Month of Strong Job Growth in August, Manufacturing Employment Down for Third Time in ...

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Merchandise Trade

Trade Surplus Narrows in July as Imports Outpace Exports

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Declines an Annualized 1.1% in Second Quarter, Manufacturing Output Up 1.3% in June

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Merchandise Trade

Surging Exports Drive $3.2-Billion Trade Surplus in June

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Labour Market Trends

Economy Adds 94,000 Workers in July, Manufacturing Employment Up for First Time in Three Months

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Climb in June, Driven by Partial Recovery in Auto Sector

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Shrinks for Second Straight Month; Manufacturing Output Down for Third Time in Four Months

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Fall for Second Consecutive Month in May

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Labour Market Trends

Employment Rebounds as COVID-19 Restrictions Lift; Manufacturing Sheds Jobs for Second Straight Month

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Merchandise Trade

Exports Fall for Third Time in Four Months; Trade Balance Swings Back to Deficit

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Posts First Monthly Decline in a Year in April; Manufacturing Output Down for Second Time in Three ...

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Fall in April as Microchip Shortage Continues to Disrupt Auto Production

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Merchandise Trade

Canada Records Third Trade Surplus in Four Months; Exports Decrease 1.0% on Stalled Auto Production

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Labour Market Trends

Overall Employment Down for Second Straight Month; Manufacturing Sees Steepest Fall in Over a Year

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Grows at a Solid 5.6% Annual Rate in First Quarter, Manufacturing Output Up 0.5% in ...

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Bounce Back in March

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Labour Market Trends

Canada’s Labour Market Recovery Loses Ground in April Amid Third Wave

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Merchandise Trade

Canada’s Merchandise Trade Balance Swings Back to Deficit in March; Exports Edge Up 0.3%

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Recovers Further Ground in February, Manufacturing Shrinks on Auto Sector Disruptions

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Manufacturing Sales

Semi-Conductor Shortage Hampers Factory Sales in February

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Labour Market Trends

Canada’s Job Market Recovery Accelerates in March, But a Setback in April Looms

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Merchandise Trade

Canada Posts Trade Surplus for Second Straight Month, But Exports Fall

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economic Recovery Continues in January, Despite Second-Wave Restrictions

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Start 2021 on Bright Note, Rise Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Employment Rebounds Sharply in February

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Merchandise Trade

Canada Posts its First Trade Surplus Since May 2019, Thanks to Big Jump in Exports

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Beats Expectations in Fourth Quarter, Manufacturing Output Falls in December

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales End 2020 on Mixed Note

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Rise in December, Helping to Narrow the Trade Deficit

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Labour Market Trends

Canada Sheds Jobs for Second Month in a Row

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy and Manufacturing Sector Show Resilience in November

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Pull Back in November, Driven Down Mainly by the Aerospace and Motor Vehicle ...

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Labour Market Trends

Canada Sheds 62,600 Jobs in December, First Decline Since April

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Rise in November, But Pace of Growth Slows

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Manufacturing Sales

Factory Sales Post Modest Growth in October

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Posts Record Growth in Third Quarter, But Recovery Losing Steam

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Post Fifth Gain in Six Months in October

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Labour Market Trends

Canada Adds 62,100 Jobs in November, But Pace of Recovery Still Slowing

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Bounce Back in September

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Employment Growth Slows in October, as Renewed Restrictions Make Impact

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Rise 1.5% in September

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Pace of Economic Growth Continued to Slow in August

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Shrink in August

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Job Growth Accelerates in September, but Road Ahead Remains Bumpy

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Take a Step Back in August

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economic Recovery Moderating

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Rise for Third Consecutive Month in July

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Job Market Continues to Make Gains, But Pace of Recovery is Moderating

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Recover to Within 6 Per cent of Pre-Pandemic Levels

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Posts Record Decline in Second Quarter

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Extend Gains in June

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Job Market Recovery Passes the Halfway Mark

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Rise at Record Pace in June

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Expanded 4.5 Per Cent in May as Lockdowns Eased

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Rebound in May, Still Well Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Labour Market Continued to Recover in June, But Still a Long Way to Go

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Merchandise Trade

Canadian Merchandise Exports Begin Their Long Road to Recovery in May

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Experiences Record Decline in April

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Fall at a Record Pace in April

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Labour Market Starts to Heal in May

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International Trade

Canadian International Trade Plummets in April with Large Parts of the World on Lockdown

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Canadian Economy

Economy Sees Record Decline in March and Steepest Quarterly Drop Since the Global Financial Crisis

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Labour Market Trends

Manufacturing Suffers Record Decline in Employment

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International Trade

Trade Volumes Fall in March as Lockdowns Take Effect

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Canadian Economy Stalled in February Prior to Lockdown

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Manufacturing Sales

Manufacturing Sales Post First Increase in Six Months in February

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Labour Market Trends

Canadian Payrolls Plunge in March

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International Trade

Merchandise Exports Post Modest Growth in February Ahead of COVID-19 Reckoning

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Canadian Economy

Economy Posts Increase in January as COVID-19 Loomed

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Manufacturing Activity Already Slumping Prior to Rail Blockades and Coronavirus

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International Trade & Labour Market Trends

Exports Tumble in January, While Employment Posts Solid Gain in February

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Canadian Economy

Economy Posts Nice Gain in December but Fourth Quarter Growth Comes in Soft

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Manufacturing Sales End 2019 on Sour Note

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS

Canadian Job Market Starts Year on Solid Note

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International Trade

Big Jump in Crude Oil Shipments Fuel Merchandise Export Rebound in December

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Shrinks for the First Time in Eight Months

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Manufacturing Sales Continue to Slide

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International Trade

Merchandise Exports Tumble in November

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

Economy Shrinks for the First Time in Eight Months

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Manufacturing Sales Decline Again

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS

Canadian Economy Posts Biggest Monthly Jobs Decline Since 2009

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Broad-based decline in manufacturing activity in June.

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS

The Canadian labour market seems to have hit the summer doldrums as nearly every major labour market indicator ...

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International Trade

Canadian Trade Analysis for June 2019

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

The Canadian economy posted a third consecutive month of solid growth in May, driven higher by a surge in ...

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Manufacturing sales rebounded from April’s decline to hit a new all-time high in May

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LABOUR MARKET TRENDS

After adding more than 37,000 jobs from November to May, the manufacturing sector gave back a large share of those ...

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International Trade

Canadian Trade Analysis for May 2019

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CANADIAN ECONOMY

OVERVIEW After posting strong gains in March, the Canadian economy followed up with another good month in April. ...

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MANUFACTURING SALES

Overview  Manufacturing sales dipped in April as softer motor vehicles and parts production offset strong gains ...

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Labour Market Trends

Overview Labour Market

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International Trade

Overview A spike in precious metals deliveries drove exports higher in April. With exports up three times in the ...

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Canadian Economy

Overview The Canadian economy rebounded from a weak February with significant gains in March. However, declining ...

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Manufacturing Sales

Overview Manufacturing sales reached their highest level since October, fueled by recovering activity in petroleum

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Trade Overview Canadian exports were up in March, easily recovering February’s losses. Once again, crude oil and ...

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Overview Evidence continues to mount that the economy is struggling. If recent downward trends continue into the ...

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Trade Overview After a modest rebound to start the year, Canadian exports were down once again in February. Higher ...

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OVERVIEW After a modest rebound to start the year, manufacturing sales activity softened again in February as a ...

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Despite continued weakness in the energy sector, the Canadian economy burst out of the gate in 2019 with its ...

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Canadian exports ended a five-month losing streak in January, aided by a surge in crude oil and precious metals ...

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The second half of 2018 was a rough stretch for Canadian manufacturing. After a strong start to the year, monthly ...

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In what is now becoming a familiar theme, Canadian exports plunged in December as weak crude oil prices drove ...

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The Canadian economy ended the year on a weak note, posting its third decline in four months. However, there was ...

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Manufacturing sales plunge on continued weakness in petroleum refining The Canadian manufacturing sector stumbled o

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After a tremendously positive showing in November, Canadian labour markets essentially hit the pause button in ...

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Manufacturing sales fall sharply on weakness in petroleum refining Low crude oil prices and production declines in ...

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After a strong showing the previous month, the Canadian economy retreated slightly in November, as weakness in ...

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Labour markets shine in November with record employment growth and record-low jobless rate.

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Exports plunge on weak energy prices Canada’s trade picture is deteriorating rapidly as 2018 draws to a close. ...

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Manufacturing growth contributes to a strong October for the Canadian economy After a disappointing performance ...

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Manufacturing sales flat, but forward-looking indicators strengthen in October After a strong start to the year, ...

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Exports fall on lower crude oil prices.

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Canadian economy ends the third quarter on a weak note.

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Spike in part-time jobs drives employment higher in September.

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Auto sector recovery keeps overall manufacturing sales flat in September .

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Ontario job losses in August cancel out July's gains.

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Auto sector pulls manufacturing sales lower in August.

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Imports fall by more than exports, creating Canada's first trade surplus in 20 months.

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GDP growth slows as manufacturing retreats from its July high.

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A surge in part-time jobs in Ontario propels the Canadian labour market in July.

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Manufacturers keep the Canadian economy chugging along.

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Ontario drives another strong month in Canadian manufacturing.

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Higher crude oil prices effectively wipe out Canada’s trade deficit in July After a long period of ...

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Overall exports surge in June while tariffs hit Canadian steel producers.

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Ontario manufacturers help break Canada's recent hiring slump.

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Flat GDP in June tempers a solid second quarter result.

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Petroleum refining drives gains in manufacturing activity.

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Energy and trade fuel strong economic growth in May.

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Job losses in manufacturing and health care keep employment flat again in May. 

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Exports flat in May on weakness in metals and auto trade.

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Employment flat in April as part-time jobs converted to full-time positions.

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Strong export growth and lower imports cut Canada's trade deficit in April.

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Manufacturing keeps the Canadian economy afloat in April.

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Modest overall job gains in March despite losses in manufacturing.

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Manufacturing output soars in March.

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Monthly trade deficit hits an all-time high as imports surge in March.

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Energy sector fuels solid GDP gains in March, helping to salvage first quarter results.

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Ontario and Quebec drive manufacturing sales to a record high in February.

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Exports rise in February, but remain stubbornly flat since the summer.

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Mining, energy and manufacturing drive GDP higher in February.

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Employment tumbles on steep part-time job losses.

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Canadian economy shrinks to start 2018.

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Weakness in motor vehicles production drives manufacturing output lower to start 2018.

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