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Economic Performance and Trends

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economic Trends Division, headed by Glen Hodgson, Chief Economist is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis. We have produced accurate economic forecasts for Canada and the provinces for more than 25 years. Our Canadian forecast was recognized as the most accurate between 1994–2003—the most recent period covered in the analysis, by the Canadian Public Policy Journal.

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Our economic research covers these areas:

Latest Research

Canadian Outlook Economic Forecast: Autumn 2014

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Canadian Outlook report, which presents the short-term national outlook.

Provincial Outlook Economic Forecast: Summer 2014

This quarterly economic forecast provides highlights of the Provincial Outlook report, which presents the short-term outlook for Canada’s provinces.

Metropolitan Outlook 1: Autumn 2014

This publication focuses on the metropolitan economies of Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Long-Term Outlook 2014: Forecast Trends by Industry

This annual forecast examines economic trends and GDP data over the next 20 years for Canada’s key industries, including agriculture, fishing, forestry, mining, construction, and the services sector.

Ontario Fiscal Snapshot: Fall 2014

This “fiscal snapshot” looks at the state of Ontario’s economy and its government’s fiscal challenges, and provides a short- and medium-term outlook for the province.

Index of Business Confidence: Autumn 2014

This quarterly survey poses ten qualitative questions regarding the business climate and investment intentions to senior officers of approximately 1,500 Canadian business organizations.

Economics Blog

Canada Has Plenty of What India Needs

April 14, 2015

Manitoba’s Economy: Strong Growth, Modest Outlook

March 02, 2015

Why Is a Recession in Alberta the Most Likely Scenario for 2015?

January 16, 2015

Vehicle Sales Have Limits Too

January 16, 2015

Canada and Mexico Can Sweeten a Sour Relationship

January 12, 2015

Why “Bottom of the Barrel” Oil Prices Won’t Last

January 07, 2015


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