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Canada Current account balance as  % of GDP
2001  -1.9
2002  - 0.4
2003  +2.6
2004  +2.8
2005  +1.3

2007 +.04
2008 +1.0
2009  -2.1
2010
2011
2012  -3.1
2013  -2.8
2014
2015
2016  -3.5
2017




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4/14/14 Canada Post has announced plans to scrap all home deliveries, making Canada the first country in the G20 to be without a door-to-door service.
1/6/12 Canada's unemployment rate rose to 7.5% in December
12/2/11 YoY Canada's GDP grew 3.5% in the third quarter
9/9/11 Canada's economy shed jobs for the first time in five months as the country's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% from 7.2% in July.
2/28/11 Canada’s GDP rose 3.3% following an upwardly revised 1.8% gain in the previous three months. The Bank of Canada could raise rates sooner rather than later.
2/7/11 Canada estimates oat stocks at 2.1 million tons as of Dec. 31, down 31% YoY.
9/10/10 Canada's August jobless rate out at 8.1%
9/1/10 Canada's GDP expanded at an annualized pace of 2 % from April through June
8/6/10 Canada's unemployment rate rose to 8% in July from 7.9% in June.
6/18/10 Canada’s leading indicators rose 0.9% in May
6/10/10 Canada’s exports fell 1.0% while imports fell 2.2%
5/1/10 Canada raised rates from 0.25% to 0.50%.
Canada’s GDP rose 1.5% in Q1 and up 2.2% YoY
4/23/10 Canada’s consumer price index rose 1.4%
Canada’s retail sales rose 0 .5% in February
4/22/10 Canada’s leading indicators rose 1.0% in March
4/9/10 Canada's unemployment rate stayed at 8.2% in March,
3/1/10 Canada’s GDP rose 0.6% in December
2/17/10 Canada’s wholesale sales rose 0.7%
2/16/10 Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 1.6% in December
1/25/10 Canada’s lumber production fell 14% YoY.
1/20/10 Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 0.1% in November
Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.3% YoY
1/19/10 Canada’s index of leading indicators rose 1.5% in December.
1/12/10 Canada’s exports rose 1.1% while imports rose 3.9%
12/17/09 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.0%
12/16/09 Canada manufacturing sales rose 2.0% in October
11/19/09 Canada’s wholesale sales rose 0.2% MoM, but fell10.4% YoY
Canada’s leading indicators rose 0.7% in October
11/18/09 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 0.1% in October
11/16/09 Canada's existing home sales rose 41% in October
Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 1.4% in September
11/12/09 Canada’s new home prices rose 0.5% MoM, but fell 2.7% YoY.
11/6/09 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 8.4% to 8.6% in October
10/22/09 Canada retail sales rose 0.8% MoM but fell 3.8% YoY
10/20/09 Canada kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.25%
Canada’s leading indicators rose 1.1% in September
10/16/09 YoY Canada’s consumer prices fell 0.9%
10/9/09 Canada’s unemployment rate improved from 8.7% to 8.4% in September
9/30/09 Canada’s GDP was unchanged in July and down 4.6% YoY
9/29/09 Consumer confidence in Canada rose from 88.4 to 90.9 in September
9/22/09 Canada’s retail sales fell 0.6% MoM
9/18/09 Canada’s wholesale sales rose 2.8% in July to C$41.7 billion
9/17/09 Canada’s consumer prices fell 0.8% YoY
9/10/09 Canada’s exports rose 3.3% in July while imports rose 8.3%.
9/4/09 Canada unemployment rate rose from 8.6% to 8.7% in August --better than expected.
8/24/09 Canada’s retail sales rose 1.0% MoM.
8/20/09 Canada’s wholesale sales rose 0.6% in June
8/19/09 Canada’s consumer prices fell 0.9% YoY
Canada’s leading indicators rose 0.4%.
8/7/09 Canada’s July Unemployment Rate steady at 8.6% (8.8% expected)
7/31/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.5% in May and 3.5% YoY.
7/30/09 Canada’s industrial prices rose 0.7% MoM, but fell 5.4% YoY
7/23/09 Canada’s consumer confidence rose from 82.1 to 82.9 in July
7/22/09 Canada’s retail sales rose1.2% in May
7/21/09 Bank of Canada leaves rate unchanged at 0.25% as expected
7/20/09 Canada’s May Wholesale Sales dropped -0.3%
7/17/09 Canada's June CPI rose +0.3% MoM and fell 0.3% YoY
Canada's June Leading Indicators fell -0.1%
7/15/09 Canada May Manufacturing Shipments fell -6.0% vs. -2.5% expected
7/10/09 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 8.4% to 8.6% in June
7/9/09 Canada's housing starts rose 8% in June.
7/7/09 Canada May Building Permits rose 14.8% MoM
6/30/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.1% MoM and 3.0% YoY
Canada’s industrial prices fell 1.1% MoM and 4.3% YoY
6/20/09 Canada’s retail sales fell 0.8% in April.
6/18/09 Canada’s consumer prices rose 0.1%
6/16/09 Canada’s productivity rose 0.3% in Q1
6/1/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.3%
YoY Canada’s PPI fell 0.5%.
5/22/09 Canada’s retail sales rose 0.3% in March
5/20/09 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 0.4% in April
5/15/09 Canada’s manufacturing sales fell 2.7% in March
5/9/2009 Canada‘s unemployment rate unchanged at 8.0%
Canada's Mortgage and Housing Corporation said housing starts fell 20% MoM
4/4/09 China's manufacturing index rose from 44.8 to 50.1
4/30/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.1% MoM and 2.3% YoY
4/28/09 Canada said that there were 11.9 million hogs April 1st, down 8.6% YoY
4/23/09 Canada's retail sales rose 0.2% in February
4/22/09 Canada’s leading indicators fell 1.3% in March
4/17/09 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.2% in March
4/16/09 Canada's manufacturing sales rose 2.2% in February
4/9/09 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 7.7% to 8.0% in March
3/31/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.7% in January and down 2.4% YoY.
3/26/09 Canada’s lumber production fell 23% YoY
3/23/09 Canada’s leading indicators fell 1.1% in February
3/20/09 Canada’s retail sales rose 1.9%
3/19/09 Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.4%.
3/17/09 Canada’s manufacturing sales fell 5.4% MoM.
3/16/09 In 2008 Canada’s industrial capacity utilization was at 77.8%.
3/13/09 Canada’s unemployment rate rose to 7.7%
3/11/2009 Canada’s new home prices fell 0.8% YoY
3/3/2009 Canada reduced its interest rate from 1.0% to .50%
3/2/2009 Canada’s GDP fell 0.8% in Q4
2/11/2009 Canada’s exports fell 9.7% in December while imports fell 5.7%.
2/6/2009 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 6.6% to 7.2% in
1/30/09 Canada’s GDP fell 0.7% MoM and 0.8% YoY.
1/28/09 Canada’s industrial product price index fell1.9%
1/23/09 Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.2% YoY
1/22/09 Canada’s retail sales fell 2.4%
1/21/09 Canada’s wholesale sales fell 1.6% in November.
1/20/09 Canada cuts rate to record 1% -- signals more easing.
1/16/09 The Canadian Real Estate Association said home sales fell 17% YoY.
1/14/09 Canada's Nortel Networks filed for U.S. bankruptcy-court protection
1/13/09 Canada’s exports fell 6.8% in November while imports fell 4.8%
Canada’s new home prices fell 0.3% in November.
1/9/2009 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 6.3% to 6.6%
Canada’s building permits fell 11.8% in November.
12/19/08 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 2.0% in November.
12/18/2008 Canada’s retail sales fell 0.9% in October.
Canada’s leading indicators fell 0.7% in November.
12/17/2008 Canada wholesale sales fell 1.8% in October
12/8/2008 Canada reduce its interest rate from 2.25% to 1.50
12/8/09 Housing starts in Canada’s fell 19% MoM.
12/5/06 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 6.2% to 6.3%
12/1/08 Canada’s GDP rose 0.5% YoY.
11/25/08 Canada’s retail sales rose 1.1% in September.
11/24/08 Consumer confidence in Canada dropped further in November to a fresh 26-year low, the Conference Board of Canada said.
11/21/08 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 2.6%
11/20/08 Canada’s wholesale trade rose 1.5% in September
11/19/08 Canada’s index of leading indicators fell 0.4% in October
11/14/08 Canada manufacturing sales rose 0.1% in September.
11/13/08 Canada’s exports fell 1.0% to C$42.5 billion in September while imports rose 1.9% to C$38.0 billion
11/10/2008 Canada's new home starts fell 3% MoM.
11/7/08 Canada’s unemployment rate rose from 6.1% to 6.2%.
11/6/08 Canada’s building permitsrose 13.4%.
10/31/08 Canada’s GDP fell 0.3% in August rose 0.6% YoY.
10/30/08 Canada's industrial prices fell 1.2% in September, but rose 8.0% YoY.
10/28/08 Canada had 12.8 million hogs in inventory on October 1st, down 10.9% YoY.
10/24/08 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 3.4%.
10/22/08 Canada’s retail sales fell 0.3%. Excluding autos, retail sales rose 0.4%
Canada’s index of leading indicators fell 0.2% in September
10/21/08 Canada reduced its interest rate from 2.50% to 2.25%.
10/20/08 Canada wholesale sales fell 1.5% in August
10/16/08 Canada’s manufacturing sales fell 3.7% in August.
10/8/2008 The ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Canada and Sweden each cut their benchmark rates by half a percentage point.
The ECB's rate is now 3.75 %; Canada's 2.5%; the U.K.'s at 4.5%; and Sweden's rate at 4.25%.
9/30/08 Canada’s GDP rose 0.7% in July and up 1.2% YoY.
9/9/2008 Canada’s housing starts rose 15% from July's pace.
8/22/08 Canada anticipates wheat production will rise 27% this year to 25.4 million tons. They also estimated that soybean production will be up 17%, but corn production will fall 15%.
8/20/08 Canada’s sales rose 0.5% from May, and up 4.0% YoY
8/19/08 Canada’s wholesale sales rose2.0%
8/15/08 Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 2.1%.
8/12/08 Canada’s exports rose 3.1% in June - imports rose 2.0%.
8/8/08 Canada’s unemployment rate improved from 6.2% to 6.1%
7/23/08 Canada’s consumer prices rose 3.1% YoY
7/22/08 Canada’s retail sales rose 0.4% in May
7/16/08 Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 2.7% in May.
7/9/2008 Canada’s Housing starts fell 4.3% from May's pace.
6/30/08 Canada GDP rose 0.4% in April and up 1.2% YoY
6/19/08 Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.0% in May and 2.2% YoY.
6/11/08 Canada’s industrial capacity fell 81.8% to 79.8%
5/30/08 Canada’s GDP fell 0.1% QoQ, but rose 1.7% YoY.
5/21/08 YoY Canada’s consumer prices rose 1.7% in April.
5/17/08 Canada’s retail sales rose 9.4%.
4/20/08 Canada’s GDP was down 0.2% MoM and up 1.5% YoY.
4/23/08 Canada’s retail sales fell 0.7% MoM.
4/22/08 Canada cut its interest rate from 3.50% to 3.00%.
4/4/08 Canada’s unemployment rate increased from 5.8% to 6.0% in March
Canada’s consumer confidence fell from 96.5 to 94.5
3/31/08 Canada’s GDP rose 0.6% MoM, and 2.2% YoY
3/25/08 Canada’s retail sales rose 1.5% in January.
2/18/08 YoY Consumer prices in Canada rose 2.2%
2/14/08 Canada's exports fell 3.1% in December, while imports rose 0.7% -- resulting in $2.4 billion of net exports.
2/8/08 Canada’s unemployment rate improved from 6.0% to 5.8%
1/25/08 Canada’s consumer prices rose 0.1% in December, 2.4% YoY
1/22/08 Canada reduced its key interest rate by a 0.25%, to 4.00%.
Retail sales in Canada rose 0.7% in November
12/13/07 Canada’s manufacturing sales rose 0.1% in October
11/30/07 GDP in Canada rose 0.7% in the third quarter and 2.9% YoY.
11/10/07 Canada’s trade surplus of C$2.6 billion is the lowest since December of 1998.
10/31/07 Canada's GDP rose 0.2% MoM, and 2.4 YoY.
9/29/07 GDP in Canada rose 9.2% in July and 2.5% YoY.
9/28/07 Canada posted a budget surplus of C$13.8 billion in the 2006-07
9/21/07 Canada's retail sales fell 0.8% in July.
9/20/07 Canada's wholesale sales up 2.0% from June.
9/6/07 Bank of Canada reverses liquidity move by tightening collateral requirements for financial institutions participating in special liquidity operations, says credit markets have settled down.
7/18/07 MoM Consumer prices in Canada fell 0.2%. YoY prices rose 2.2%
6/29/07 Canada’s GDP rose 2.1% YoY.
5/23/06 Canada's leading indicator was up 0.4%
5/18/07 Canada's retail sales totaled C$34.0 billion in March, up 1.9% MoM and up 5.6% YoY.
5/17/07 Canada's consumer price index was up 2.2% YoY, down from a 2.3% gain in March.
Hong Kong GDP was up 5.6% QoQ.
5/8/07 Housing starts in Canada were down 1% MoM.
4/27/07 The Bank of Canada kept its interest rate unchanged at 4.25%.
Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up 0.4% in March.
4/17/07 Canada's factory shipments were down 0.2% MoM.
4/1/07 Canada's real GDP increased 0.1% in January and 2.0% YoY.
Canada’s Industrial Product Price was up 4.4% YoY.
2/9/07 MoM Canada's unemployment rate rose from 6.1% to 6.2% in January.
1/30/07 Canada's factory prices jumped rose 1.4% in December.
1/23/07 YoY consumer prices in Canada were up 1.6% in December.
12/19/06 Canada's consumer price index was up 1.4% YoY.
12/14/06 Canada's manufacturing shipments down 0.1% MoM.
11/30/06 Canada's real GDP was up 0.4% QoQ and up 2.5% YoY.
11/22/06 YoY Canada's consumer price index was up 0.9%.
11/21/06 Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up 0.2% MoM
11/3/06 Canada's unemployment rate improved from 6.4% to 6.2% in October.
11/1/06 Canada's Finance Minister said that he wants to begin taxing income-trust funds next year.
10/31/06 Canada’s GDP was up 0.3% in August and up 2.2% YoY.
10/20/06 YoY Canada's consumer prices were up 0.7%
10/18/06 Canada's composite index of leading indicators increased 0.4% in September.
10/16/06 Canada's manufacturing shipments totaled C$49.8 billion in August, down 0.3% MoM
10/12/06 Canada's exports were up 0.3% in August -- imports were down 0.6%.
9/26/06 Canada officially posted at C$13.2 billion federal budget surplus in 2005-2006, the third largest ever.
9/25/06 Canada posted a C$13.2 billion budget surplus for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
9/20/06 Canada's composite index of leading indicators increased 0.2%.
9/19/06 Canada's consumer prices increased 2.1% YoY
9/18/06 Canadian investors bought C$6.3 billion of foreign securities in July while foreign investors bought C$3.2 billion of Canadian securities.
9/8/06 Canada's unemployment rate increased from 6.4% to 6.5% in August
8/30/06 Canada's GDP is up 2.9% YoY.
8/22/06 YoY Canada's consumer prices were up 2.4% in July
8/18/06 Canada's wholesale sales totaled C$41.5 billion in June, down 0.6% MoM, but up 5.5% YoY.
8/9/06 Canadian Housing starts July, at 236.5k versus 225.0K expected.
8/4/06 Canada's unemployment rate increased from 6.1% to 6.4%.
7/31/06 Canada's GDP was up 2.6% YoY.
7/24/06 Retail sales in Canada totaled C$32.6 billion in May, down 0.6% on the month, but up 7.4% YoY.
7/21/06 Canada's consumer price index was down 0.2% in June -- up 2.5% YoY.
7/20/06 Canada's wholesale sales totaled C$41.8 billion in May, up 0.9% on the month and up 6.6% YoY.
5/24/06 The Bank of Canada increased its key interest rate from 4.00% to 4.25% and suggested that it may pause a while before needing to increase rates any further.
Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up 0.5% in April
5/18/06 YoY Canada's consumer price index was up 2.4% in April.
5/17/06 Canada's wholesale sales were up 0.8% in March and up 8.6% YoY.
5/15/06 Statistics Canada said that manufacturing gained 1.6% in March
5/8/06 Canada's housing starts were at an annual rate of 218,100 units in April, down 13% MoM
5/5/06 Canada's unemployment rate rose from 6.3% to 6.4% in April.
4/28/06 Canada's GDP was up 0 .2% in February and up 3.3% YoY.
4/21/06 Canadian consumer spending was down 0.4% in February.
4/20/06 Canada’s consumer price was up 2.2% in March.
4/17/06 Canada confirmed its fifth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a six-year old dairy cow.
4/1/4/06 Canada's manufacturing shipments were C$50.7 billion in Feb -- down 2.2% form Jan.
4/12/06 Canadian exports were down 3.5% in February and imports were down 4.6%.
4/7/06 Canada's unemployment rate improved from 6.4% to 6.3% in March, the lowest in 32 years.
3/31/06 YoY Canada's GDP was up 0.2% in January and up 3.3%
3/16/06 YoY Canada’s consumer prices were up 2.2% in February.
3/15/06 Canada's manufacturing shipments were down 0.7% in January to C$51.8 billion. Excluding motor vehicles and parts -- shipments were up 0.3%.
3/10/06 Canada's unemployment rate improved from 6.6% to 6.4% in February
3/1/06 Canada's industrial product price index rose 0.5% in January.
2/27/06 Canada's exports were up C$6.1 billion because of higher energy prices. Imports were up C$2.1 billion.
2/21/06 Canada's index of leading indicators rose by 0.5% in January to 211.4.
2/17/06 Wholesale sales in Canada were up 0.4% in December. For 2005, wholesale sales were up 5.4%. Retail sales at Canada's large retailers were up 1.4% in December and up 5.9% for all of 2005.
2/10/06 Canada's unemployment rate increased from 6.5% to 6.6% in January
1/18/06 YoY Consumer prices in Canada were up 2.2% in December.
1/17/06 Canada's index of leading indicators increased 0.5% in December.
12/21/05 Canada's retail sales were up 0.6% in October and up 4.5% YoY
12/20/05 Consumer prices in Canada were down 0.2% in November and up 2.0% YoY.
12/13/05 Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up 0.3% in November.
12/9/05 Canada's labor productivity was up 0.8% in the third quarter and up 1.3% YoY.
12/06/05 The Bank of Canada increased its overnight rate from 3.00% to 3.25%.
12/1/05 Canada's unemployment rate improved from 6.6% to 6.4% in November.
11/30/05 Canada's GDP was up 0.9% in the third quarter and up 2.8% YoY.
11/18/05 Canada's wholesale sales totaled C$39.9 billion in September, down 0.1% on the month and up 5.6% YoY
11/15/05 Canada's manufacturing shipments were down 0.5% in September to C$51.6 billion.
11/14/05 New motor vehicle sales in Canada were down 7.9% in September and down 0.5% YoY.
11/10/05 Canada's exports were up 2.8% in September to C$39.8 billion, a new record high. Imports were up 1.4% at C$32.7 billion, also a record high.
10/25/05 YoY Consumer prices in Canada were up 3.4% in September, up from a 2.6% gain in August and the largest increase in over two years. Excluding energy, consumer prices were up 1.6% YoY.
10/21/05 Canada's retail sales were down 0.3% in August. YoY retail sales were up 7.3%.
10/19/05 Wholesale sales in Canada were up 0.7% in August, excluding autos sales declined 0.6%.
10/13/05 Canada's exports in August were up 1.5%
09/22/05 Canada's consumer price index was up 2.6% in August from a year ago, the biggest gain in two years. Excluding energy, consumer prices were up 1.6% in August from a year ago.
09/20/05 Canada's composite index of leading indicators increased  0.3% in August to 206.3. Wholesale sales were down 0.5% in July to C$39.7 billion, the first decline in six months.
09/14/05 Canada's manufacturing shipments were down 1.4% in July to C$50.1 billion.
09/13/05 Canadian exports totaled C$38.0 billion in July, up 2.1% on the month. Imports totaled C$32.2 billion, down 0.5% in July.
09/09/05 Canada's unemployment rate in August was unchanged at 6.8%.
08/22/05 Canadian Retail sales were C$30.8 billion in June, up 1.1% on the month and up 6.8% YoY.
08/09/05 Canada's housing starts were at an annual rate of 242,300 units in July, up 0.4% on the.
07/22/05 Consumer prices in Canada were up 1.7% in June from a year ago, less than expected. Retail sales were down 1.3% in May to C$30.4 billion.
07/13/05 Canada's exports were down 0.5% in May while imports were up 2.3%.
06/30/05 Canada's GDP was up 0.4% in April and up 2.7% YoY.
06/22/05 Canada's index of composite leading indicators was up 0.3% in May to 203.7.
06/17/05 Canada's wholesale sales were C$39.4 billion in April, up .9% on the month and up 5.2% from a year ago.
06/10/05 Canada's unemployment rate was unchanged in May at 6.8% with a net gain of 35,000 jobs.
06/08/05 Canada's housing starts were at an annual rate of 218,800 units in May, down 5.0%
05/31/05 Canada's GDP was up 0.6% in the first quarter of 2005 and up 1.6% from a year ago, slightly less than expected.
05/24/05 Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up 0.4% in April at 203.6.
05/18/05 Wholesale sales in Canada were up .5% in March to C$39.1 billion.
05/11/05 Canada's trade surplus hit C$4.2 billion ($3.4 billion) in March, up from February's revised figure of C$4.15 billion, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.
05/11/05 Canada's exports were up 0.2% to C$35.8 billion in March and imports were stable at C$31.5 billion.
05/06/05 Canada's unemployment rate fell from 6.9% to 6.8% in April, the lowest in over four years.
Manufacturing orders in Germany were up 2.2% in March, stronger than expected.
04/22/05 Canada's annual inflation rate in March met market expectations, rising to 2.3 percent from 2.1 percent in February, reinforcing beliefs that the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates in the second half of 2005.
04/21/05 Retail sales in Canada were up 1.7% in February to C$30.4 billion
04/19/05 Canada's wholesale sales were up 1.1% in February and the composite index of leading indicators was up 0.2% in March
04/18/05 New vehicle sales in Canada jumped up 12.8% in February to 142,658 vehicles.
04/13/05The IMF said that they expect real economic growth in 2005 and 2006 for Canada to be 2.8% and 3.0%.
04/12/05 Canada's exports increased 1.4% in February to C$36.5 billion while imports were down .2% to C$31.7 billion. The result was a trade surplus of C$4.8 billion.
03/16/05 Canadian cattlemen have taken their complaints to NAFTA, hoping to get the U.S. to open its border.
03/11/05 Canada's exports fell 1.6% in January to C$35.9 billion - imports increased 1.9% to C$31.9 billion. And Canada's unemployment rate in February was unchanged at 7.0% with a net gain of 27,000 new jobs.
03/07/05 Building permits in Canada totaled C$4.5 billion in January, down 11% from December, but up 9% YoY.
02/28/05 Canada's GDP was up 0.2% in December and up 2.8% for 2004.
02/22/05 YoY, Consumer prices in Canada were up 2.0% in January  down from 2.1% in December.
02/22/05 Canadas  index of composite leading indicators was up 0.2% in January to 201.6.
02/18/05 Wholesale sales in Canada were up 1.1% in December to C$38.7 billion, the third monthly gain.
02/14/05 Canada's manufacturing shipments were down 0.2% in December to C$50.1 billion. YoY, shipments were up 8.4%.
02/10/05 Canada's exports increased C$.9 billion in December to C$36.5 billion. Imports increased C$1.2 billion to C$31.3 billion, resulting in a C$5.2 billion trade surplus.
02/04/05 Canada's unemployment rate remained at 7.0% in January, but the economy showed a net loss of 2,100 full-time and 3,600 part-time jobs.
02/01/05 Existing home sales in Canada increased 5% in 2004 to 465,500 units, the fourth consecutive record high.
01/31/05 Canada's GDP increased 0.2% in November and 3.2% YoY.
01/27/05 The Bank of Canada  still expects to increase interest rates in the future, but not as aggressively as they previously thought.
01/24/05 Retail sales in Canada were down 0.1% in November to C$29.5 billion.
01/21/05 Wholesale sales in Canada were up .5% in November to C$37.9 billion.
01/20/05 Canada's manufacturing shipments increased 0.2% in November to C$50.0 billion, stronger than expected and the first gain in three months.
01/19/05 YoY Consumer prices in Canada were up 2.1% in December, and down 2.4% from the previous month.
01/18/05 Canada's index of composite leading indicators was up 0.2% in December, the first gain in six months.
01/12/05 Canada's exports in November were down 2.9% to C$34.7 billion while imports dropped 10.2% to C$27.4 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of C$7.3 billion.
01/11/05 Canada announced that they have discovered another cow infected with BSE from Alberta. The cow is  under seven years old and officials are saying  that the cow represents no risk to the human food supply.
01/10/05 Canada's municipal building permits were up 9.3% in November to C$5.0 billion, the second most ever for November.
01/07/05 Canada's unemployment rate dropped from 7.3% to 7.0% in December, the lowest level in three and a half years. Canada added 34,000 jobs in December and 228,000 YoY.
01/04/05 Canada's Chamber of Commerce said that they expect the GDP to increase 2.8% in 2005.
12/23/04 Canada's GDP was unchanged in October and up 3.2% YoY. Manufacturing output was down 0.3% and construction activity was down 0.6% for the month.
12/21/04 Canada's composite index of leading indicators was down 0.1 in November to 200.1. Retail sales were up 1.4% in October to a record high C$29.6 billion.
12/20/04 Canada's wholesales sales were up 0.2% in October and up 6.4% from a year ago. Inventories were up 1.1% in October.
12/17/04 YoY Consumer prices in Canada were up 2.4% in November , more than expected. The core rate was up 1.6%.
12/14/04 Canada's exports were down 1.1% in October to C$35.6 billion, while Imports were up 0.9% to C$31.3 billion.
12/08/04 Housing starts in Canada were at an annual rate of 238,200 in November, up 5.9% from October's pace and on the way to the best year since 1987.
12/03/04 Canada's unemployment rate increased from 7.1% to 7.3% in November.
11/30/04 Canada's GDP was up .8% in the third quarter and up 3.3% YoY.
11/23/04 Consumer prices in Canada were up 2.3% in October YoY , up from a 1.8% gain in September. Canada's composite index of leading indicators was up .2% in October.
11/17/04 The Canadian government said that they are on track for their eight conscecutive budget surplus in 2004-2005, estimated at $8.9 billion.
11/16/04 The Bank of Canada's  Deputy Governor Paul Jenkins indicated that Canada's interest rate will be increased a quarter-percent on December 7th.
11/15/04 Canada's manufacturing shipments were C$50.4 billion in September, down .6% on the month, but up 10% yoy. New vehicle sales were down 3.2% in September, the second monthly decline.
11/01/04 Canada's exports fell 3.4% in September to C$36.1 billion while imports gained .4% to C$31.0 billion.
11/05/04 Canada's unemployment rate remained  at 7.1% in October with 34,000 new jobs, which was more than expected. This year, Canada has added 190,000 full-time jobs.
11/04/04 Canada's building permits totalled $4.4 billion in September, down 3.3% from August - the third monthly decline.
11/03/04 New vehicle sales in Canada were down 1.1% in October from a year ago.
10/29/04 Canada's GDP was up .5% in August and up a strong 4.6% year over year.
10/26/04 Consumer prices in Canada were up 1.8% in September from a year ago, down slightly from August's 1.9% gain.
10/20/04 Canada's composite index of leading indicators were up .3% in September.
10/19/04 The Bank of Canada  announced that it is raising its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 2 1/2 per cent.
10/18/04 Canada's manufacturing shipments were up .8% in August to C$50.8 billion, the ninth consecutive increase.
10/16/04 JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its forecasts for the Canadian dollar on expectations the central bank will increase interest rates by the end of the year
10/08/04 The Canadian economy created 43,000 jobs in September, almost three times the forecast rate, reinforcing expectations for an interest rate hike later this month.
10/06/04 Canada's building permits totalled C$4.5 billion in August, down 4.6% from July, but up 8.9% year over year.
09/30/04 Canada's GDP was up .1% in July and up 3.1% from a year ago.
09/21/04 Canada's retail sales were up .5% in July to a record high C$28.9 billion. Bank of Canada Governor Dodge suggested that interest rates may have to be increased again to reduce the monetary stimulus.
09/17/04 Consumer prices in Canada were up 1.9% in August from a year ago. Canada's composite index of leading indicators rose .5% in August.
09/08/04 The Bank of Canada increased  rates from 2.00% to 2.25%
09/07/04 Canada's building permits were down 11.4% in July to C$4.77 billion.
08/31/04 Canada's GDP was up 1.1% in the second quarter and up 3.0% from a year ago.
08/30/04 Canada's exports increased C$10.2 billion in the second quarter to C$111.4 billion. Imports were up C$6.6 billion to C$91.4 billion. Investment funds flowed out of the capital account for the fifth consecutive quarter.