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Economic Indicators

Last updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Welcome to EFC’s Economic Dashboard. This dashboard offers a snapshot of current Canadian economic and market conditions based on key economic and market indicators and is to be used as a tool to help set context when evaluating the current state of the economy.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Geoffrey Pereira, Senior Data Analyst, at gpereira@electrofed.com.

Canadian Dollar

CAD/USD Exchange Rate

2024-07-19:
0.7285

Published each business
day by 16:30 ET.

Consumer Price Index

April 2024

+2.7%

(12-month change)

Building Permits –
CAN

$12.8 billion

April 2024

+20.5%

(monthly change)

Housing Starts
(SAAR) CAN

220,743

Q1 2024

+14.7% 

(yearly change)

Manufacturing Sales

$70.8 billion

April 2024

+1.1% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP Canada

March 2024

+0.0%

(monthly change)

Employment Insurance

Regular Employment

470,440

March 2024

+0.1%

(monthly change)

Building Permits –
Non-Residential

$ 2.3 billion

March 2024

+3.6% 

(12-month change)

Housing Completions
– CAN

48,458

Q1 2024

+10.6%

(previous Quarter)

Wholesale Sales

$83.3 billion

April  2024

+2.4% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP – US

Q1 2024

+1.3%

(quarterly change)

Employment Insurance YoY

Regular Employment

March 2024

+18.9%

(12-month change)

 Investment in Building Construction

$20.5 billion

April 2024

 -2.5% 

(monthly change)

Capital expenditures: Machinery and equipment — Canada

123.1 million

2024

+6.3%

(annual change)


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