The Ivey PMI for Canada stood at 55.9 in May 2019, unchanged from the previous month and below market expectations of 56.7. Supply deliveries (52.4 from 48.7 in April), employment (55.1 from 53.7) and inventories (53.1 from 46.4) increased. Meantime, price pressures strengthened (59.5 from 58.9). Business Confidence in Canada averaged 57.06 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.