The Ivey PMI for Canada rose to 54.3 in March 2019 from 50.6 in the previous month and beating market expectations of 51.1. Employment increased (54.5 from 53.2 in February) while inventories (47.8 from 52.2) and supply deliveries (46.2 from 51.9) declined. Meantime, price pressures weakened (58.7 from 59.8). Business Confidence in Canada averaged 57.07 Index Points from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 75 Index Points in May of 2006 and a record low of 36.10 Index Points in January of 2009.

Business Confidence in Canada is expected to be 52.00 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Canada to stand at 57.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Business Confidence is projected to trend around 52.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-07 03:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 59.7 57.2 56.8 56.7
2019-02-06 03:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 54.7 59.7 56 58
2019-03-06 03:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 50.6 54.7 55.1 53
2019-04-04 02:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 54.3 50.6 51.1 50.4
2019-05-07 02:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 54.3 53.5
2019-06-06 02:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a
2019-07-05 02:00 PM Ivey PMI s.a 52


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.30 50.60 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 50.50 52.60 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 1.19 1.09 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.15 -0.88 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.86 -0.30 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.70 82.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 56269832.00 55999983.00 62768223.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 13422.00 6608.00 21415.00 -18847.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 245.00 227.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 83963.00 88119.00 88119.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 124058.00 111917.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 -0.10 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Internet Speed 16205.66 14855.09 16205.66 3293.95 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 15582991.00 15135509.00 15582991.00 8092964.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 1040.00 1150.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.13 2.41 23.15 -16.41 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 79.92 80.00 80.00 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 12.00 10.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 82.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 8.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 22.00 18.00 22.00 8.00 [+]


Canada Business Confidence

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an economic index which measures the month to month variation in economic activity as indicated by a panel of purchasing managers from across Canada, and is prepared by the Ivey Business School at Western University. The PMI includes both the public and private sectors and is based on month end data Ivey PMI panel members indicate whether their organizations activity is higher than, the same as, or lower than the previous month across the following five categories: purchases, employment, inventories, supplier deliveries and prices.A headline value above 50 indicates an increase in purchases from the previous month and a value below 50 indicates a decrease. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54.30 50.60 75.00 36.10 1999 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Mar/19
Brazil 61.90 Mar/19
Canada 54.30 Mar/19
China 50.50 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.53 Mar/19
France 102.00 Mar/19
Germany 99.60 Mar/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 100.60 Apr/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 51.50 Mar/19
Netherlands 6.10 Mar/19
Russia -2.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 73.00 Mar/19
Spain -2.30 Mar/19
Switzerland 97.40 Mar/19
Turkey 102.10 Mar/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 55.30 Mar/19


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