Canadian Economic Statistics

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Canadian Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
Bank Rate 1.00 Aug 17, 2017 -- 
Yield Curve     Aug 17, 2017  
LIBOR Yield Curve     Mar 21, 2013  
Lower Band 0.50 Aug 17, 2017 -- 
Overnight Money Market Financing Rate 0.7472 Aug 16, 2017 +1.17 bps
Overnight Repo Rate Avg 0.7544 Aug 17, 2017 +0.36 bps
Overnight Target Rate 0.75 Aug 18, 2017 -- 
Prime Rate 3.00 Jun 18, 2014 -- 
Employment    Date Change
Labour Force Survey (Change) 28,700.0 Mar 2015
Unemployment Rate 6.8 Mar 2015 -- 
GDP    Date Change
Debt to GDP 36.3 Jan 2013 +2.83 %
Gross Domestic Product (2002 dollars) (Change) 0.2 Jul 2012
Gross Domestic Product (Change) 0.6 May 2017
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.20 Aug 2013
Housing Starts 222 Jul 2017 +4.28 %
Ivey Purchasing Manager Index 66.0 Jan 2016 +32.26 %
Retail Sales (Change) 0.2 Aug 2013
Indices    Date Change
CAD effective Exchange Rate Index 99.42 Aug 18, 2017 +0.44 %
Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.5 Jan 2014
Core Consumer Price Index 0.3 Jan 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Annual Change) 1.4 Jan 2014
Core Consumer Price Index (Change) 0.2 Jan 2014
Industrial Producer Price Index (Change) -0.3 Oct 2013
International    Date Change
Current Account -17,466.0 Q1 2015 -33.84 %
Trade Balance -3,602.0 Jun 2017 -164.85 %
Stocks    Date Change
TSE Composite Index 15,543.10 May 3, 2017 -0.49 %
With a population of over 34 million and a GDP of over $1.2 trillion Canadian dollars, Canada is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Canada has had a steady GDP growth and low unemployment rate, and is one of the few developed countries that is an energy exporter. Canada is one of the largest trading partners to the U.S. In 2006, 79% of all Canadian goods and commodities were exported to US and 65% of imports originated from the U.S. Oil, agricultural products, financial services and government procurement are among the main items traded between the two nations.