Economic Indicators

Last updated: Thursday, October 1, 2020

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

2020-10-19:
0.7596

Published each business
day by 16:30 ET.

Consumer Price Index

August 2020

+0.1%

(12-month change)

Building Permits –
CAN

$8.1 billion

August 2020

+1.7% 

(monthly change)

Housing Starts
(SAAR) CAN

197,574

Q2 2020

-14.9% 

(yearly change)

Manufacturing Sales

$53.1 billion

July 2020

+7.0% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP Canada

July 2020

+3.0%

(monthly change)

Employment Insurance

Regular Employment

442,590

February 2020

-1.3%

(monthly change)

Building Permits –
Non-Residential

$2.6 billion

August 2020

-25.5% 

(12-month change)

Housing Completions
– CAN

43,744

Q2 2020

+14.6%

(previous Quarter)

Wholesale Sales

$65.0 billion

July 2020

+4.3% 

(monthly change)

Real GDP – US

Q2 2020

-31.7%

(quarterly change)

Employment Insurance YoY

Regular Employment

February 2020

-1.2%

(12-month change)

 Investment in Building Construction

$15.1 billion

July 2020

 +1.8% 

(monthly change)

Machinery & Equipment
Index

Q2 2020

+2.6 %

(quarterly change)


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