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Economic Indicators

Last updated: Monday, September 27, 2021

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 Anne Harrigan at aharrigan@electrofed.com.

Canadian Dollar

CAD/USD Exchange Rate

2021-10-21:
0.8097

Published each business
day by 16:30 ET.

Consumer Price Index

July 2021

+3.7%

(12-month change)

Building Permits –
CAN

$9.9 billion

July 2021

-3.9%

(monthly change)

Housing Starts
(SAAR) CAN

251,504

Q1 2021

+59.7% 

(yearly change)

Manufacturing Sales

$59.2 billion

June 2021

+2.1% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP Canada

June 2021

+0.7%

(monthly change)

Employment Insurance

Regular Employment

1,654,440

June 2021

-2.0%

(monthly change)

Building Permits –
Non-Residential

$3 billion

May 2021

-17.5% 

(12-month change)

Housing Completions
– CAN

42,168

Q1 2021

-17.2%

(previous Quarter)

Wholesale Sales

$71.5 billion

June 2021

-0.8% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP – US

Q2 2021

+6.6%

(quarterly change)

Employment Insurance YoY

Regular Employment

June 2021

+270.1%

(12-month change)

 Investment in Building Construction

$18.4 billion

June 2021

 -4.5% 

(monthly change)

Machinery & Equipment
Index

Q4 2020

-1.7 %

(quarterly change)


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