Canadian Economic Statistics

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Canadian Economic Statistics

Rates    Date Change
Bank Rate 0.75 Aug 27, 2015 -- 
Yield Curve     Aug 27, 2015  
LIBOR Yield Curve     Mar 21, 2013  
Lower Band 0.25 Aug 27, 2015 -- 
Overnight Money Market Financing Rate 0.5049 Aug 27, 2015 +0.08 bps
Overnight Repo Rate Avg 0.5661 Aug 27, 2015 +4.80 bps
Overnight Target Rate 0.50 Aug 28, 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) -0.2 May 2015
Business    Date Change
Core Retail Sales (Change) 0.20 Aug 2013
Housing Starts 193 Jul 2015 -4.98 %
Ivey Purchasing Manager Index 52.9 Jul 2015 -5.37 %
Retail Sales (Change) 0.2 Aug 2013
Indices    Date Change
CAD effective Exchange Rate Index 94.50 Aug 28, 2015 -0.51 %
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 -476.0 Jun 2015 +85.90 %
Stocks    Date Change
TSE Composite Index 13,766.70 Aug 27, 2015 +2.88 %
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.