Canadian Economic Statistics

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Canadian Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
Bank Rate 0.75 Jul 24, 2015 -- 
Yield Curve     Jul 24, 2015  
LIBOR Yield Curve     Mar 21, 2013  
Lower Band 0.25 Jul 24, 2015 -- 
Overnight Money Market Financing Rate 0.4965 Jul 24, 2015 -0.73 bps
Overnight Repo Rate Avg 0.5104 Jul 24, 2015 -0.19 bps
Overnight Target Rate 0.50 Jul 27, 2015 -- 
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) -0.1 Apr 2015
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.20 Aug 2013
Housing Starts 203 Jun 2015 +0.71 %
Ivey Purchasing Manager Index 55.9 Jun 2015 -10.27 %
Retail Sales (Change) 0.2 Aug 2013
Indices    Date Change
CAD effective Exchange Rate Index 96.29 Jul 27, 2015 +0.24 %
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 -3,340.0 May 2015 -11.63 %
Stocks    Date Change
TSE Composite Index 14,265.40 Jul 23, 2015 -0.29 %
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.