The Business Outlook Survey indicator in Canada rose to 4.73 in the third quarter of 2021 from a downwardly revised 3.96 in the previous period. It was the highest reading on records, signalling both low base year effects, as comparisons are drawn from business conditions of a year earlier, and broadening positive sentiment. Firms anticipate growth in both domestic and foreign demand, as business continues to benefit from easing of pandemic related restrictions. Consequently, higher demand led to struggles with capacity pressure, as businesses had to limit potentially higher sales due to understaffing problems and difficulties obtaining raw materials. Therefore, firms plan to increase capital and machinery, while employment intentions remain at record high levels. source: Bank of Canada

Business Climate Indicator in Canada averaged 0 points from 2003 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.73 points in the third quarter of 2021 and a record low of -8.11 points in the fourth quarter of 2008. This page provides - Canada Business Outlook Survey Indicator- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Business Outlook Survey Indicator - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

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Canada Business Outlook Survey Indicator

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-05 02:30 PM Q2 4.2 3 3.3
2021-10-18 02:30 PM Q3 4.7 4

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Business Climate Indicator 4.73 3.96 points Sep 2021

Canada Business Outlook Survey Indicator
The Business Outlook Survey summarizes interviews conducted by the Bank’s regional offices with the senior management of about 100 firms selected in accordance with the composition of the gross domestic product of Canada’s business sector. The balance of opinion can vary between +100 and -100.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.73 3.96 4.73 -8.11 2003 - 2021 points Quarterly