Canadian Economic Calendar - June 2018

DateStatisticForCurrent MonthPrevious Month
Friday, June 01, 2018Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 amMayAt 56.2, up from 55.5 in April, the headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index pointed to the strongest overall improvement in business conditions since April 2011. The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI™) posted 55.5 in April, little changed from 55.7 in March and well above the neutral 50.0 threshold.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018Building Permits: 8:30amAprilMunicipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in April, down 4.6% from March. Declines were reported in every component except commercial buildings.The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 3.1% to $8.4 billion in March, following a 2.8% decline in February.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00amMayThe Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (seasonally adjusted) for May stands at 62.5, indicating that purchases were considerably lower than the previous month. That compares with 71.5 in April, and with 53.8 in May 2017The Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (seasonally adjusted) for April stands at 71.5, indicating that purchases were greater than the previous month. That compares with 59.8 in March, and with 62.4 in April.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30amAprilCanada's exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April, while imports were down 2.5% to $50.5 billion. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.9 billion in March to $1.9 billion in April.Canada's imports rose 6.0% to a record $51.7 billion in March. Exports also increased, up 3.7% to $47.6 billion. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.9 billion in February to a record $4.1 billion in March.
Friday, June 08, 2018Labour Force Survey: 8:30amMayEmployment was little changed in May, and the unemployment rate was 5.8% for the fourth consecutive month.Employment was essentially unchanged in April and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8%
Friday, June 08, 2018Housing Starts: 8:15amMayThe trend in housing starts was 216,362 units in May, compared to 225,481 units in April, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said housing starts were at an annual rate of 214,379 in April, down from March's 225,213.
Thursday, June 14, 2018New Housing Price Index: 8:30amAprilNew house prices in Canada were unchanged for a second consecutive month, despite increases in some pockets across the country.In March, new house prices for Canada were unchanged, reflecting mixed results across the country. Rising prices in 13 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) were offset by flat or declining prices in the other 14 surveyed CMAs.
Friday, June 15, 2018Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30amAprilManufacturing sales fell 1.3% to $56.2 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. Sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries accounted for much of the decrease in April. Excluding these two industries, manufacturing sales rose 0.4%.Manufacturing sales rose 1.4% to $57.1 billion in March.
Friday, June 15, 2018Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30amAprilForeign investment in Canadian securities totalled $9.1 billion in April, up from $6.4 billion in March. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $652 million, on large sales of U.S. shares.Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $6.1 billion in March, led by acquisitions of money market instruments. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $1.9 billion, the first divestment in four months.
Friday, June 15, 2018CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30amMayResales of Canadian homes fell 0.1% in May from April to the lowest level in more than five years, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Friday. CREA said actual sales, not seasonally adjusted, fell 16.2% from a year earlier, while the group’s Home Price Index was up 1% from May 2017.National home sales fell 2.9% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity was down 13.9% from April 2017.
Thursday, June 21, 2018Employment Insurance: 8:30amApril---In March, 471,500 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down 7,300 (-1.5%) from February.
Thursday, June 21, 2018Wholesale Trade: 8:30amApril---Wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. The motor vehicle and parts sub-sector contributed the most to the gain.
Friday, June 22, 2018Consumer Price Index: 8:30amMay---The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in April, following a 2.3% increase in March. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.1% in April, matching the increase in March.
Friday, June 22, 2018Retail Trade: 8:30amApril---Retail sales increased for the third consecutive month in March, rising 0.6% to $50.2 billion.
Thursday, June 28, 2018Average Weekly EarningsApril---Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $997 in March, unchanged from the previous month. Earnings were up 3.1% compared with 12 months earlier, mostly due to increases in the last six months of 2017.
Friday, June 29, 2018GDP: 8:30amApril---Real gross domestic product rose 0.3% in March as 15 of 20 industrial sectors grew, led by the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.
Friday, June 29, 2018Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30amMay---The Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.5% in April, mainly due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products.
Friday, June 29, 2018Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30amMay---The Raw Materials Price Index rose 0.7%, primarily due to higher prices for crude energy products.
  • Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 am

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    At 56.2, up from 55.5 in April, the headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index pointed to the strongest overall improvement in business conditions since April 2011.

    Previous Month:
    The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI™) posted 55.5 in April, little changed from 55.7 in March and well above the neutral 50.0 threshold.
  • Building Permits: 8:30am

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    Municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in April, down 4.6% from March. Declines were reported in every component except commercial buildings.

    Previous Month:
    The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities increased 3.1% to $8.4 billion in March, following a 2.8% decline in February.
  • IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    The Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (seasonally adjusted) for May stands at 62.5, indicating that purchases were considerably lower than the previous month. That compares with 71.5 in April, and with 53.8 in May 2017

    Previous Month:
    The Ivey Purchasing Manager's Index (seasonally adjusted) for April stands at 71.5, indicating that purchases were greater than the previous month. That compares with 59.8 in March, and with 62.4 in April.
  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    Canada's exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April, while imports were down 2.5% to $50.5 billion. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.9 billion in March to $1.9 billion in April.

    Previous Month:
    Canada's imports rose 6.0% to a record $51.7 billion in March. Exports also increased, up 3.7% to $47.6 billion. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world widened from $2.9 billion in February to a record $4.1 billion in March.
  • Labour Force Survey: 8:30am

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    Employment was little changed in May, and the unemployment rate was 5.8% for the fourth consecutive month.

    Previous Month:
    Employment was essentially unchanged in April and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8%
  • Housing Starts: 8:15am

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    The trend in housing starts was 216,362 units in May, compared to 225,481 units in April, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    Previous Month:
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said housing starts were at an annual rate of 214,379 in April, down from March's 225,213.
  • New Housing Price Index: 8:30am

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    New house prices in Canada were unchanged for a second consecutive month, despite increases in some pockets across the country.

    Previous Month:
    In March, new house prices for Canada were unchanged, reflecting mixed results across the country. Rising prices in 13 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) were offset by flat or declining prices in the other 14 surveyed CMAs.
  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    Manufacturing sales fell 1.3% to $56.2 billion in April, following two consecutive monthly increases. Sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries accounted for much of the decrease in April. Excluding these two industries, manufacturing sales rose 0.4%.

    Previous Month:
    Manufacturing sales rose 1.4% to $57.1 billion in March.
  • Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    Foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $9.1 billion in April, up from $6.4 billion in March. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $652 million, on large sales of U.S. shares.

    Previous Month:
    Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $6.1 billion in March, led by acquisitions of money market instruments. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $1.9 billion, the first divestment in four months.
  • CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    Resales of Canadian homes fell 0.1% in May from April to the lowest level in more than five years, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Friday. CREA said actual sales, not seasonally adjusted, fell 16.2% from a year earlier, while the group’s Home Price Index was up 1% from May 2017.

    Previous Month:
    National home sales fell 2.9% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity was down 13.9% from April 2017.
  • Employment Insurance: 8:30am

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    In March, 471,500 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, down 7,300 (-1.5%) from February.
  • Wholesale Trade: 8:30am

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. The motor vehicle and parts sub-sector contributed the most to the gain.
  • Consumer Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Consumer Price Index rose 2.2% on a year-over-year basis in April, following a 2.3% increase in March. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.1% in April, matching the increase in March.
  • Retail Trade: 8:30am

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Retail sales increased for the third consecutive month in March, rising 0.6% to $50.2 billion.
  • Average Weekly Earnings

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $997 in March, unchanged from the previous month. Earnings were up 3.1% compared with 12 months earlier, mostly due to increases in the last six months of 2017.
  • GDP: 8:30am

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    For: April

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Real gross domestic product rose 0.3% in March as 15 of 20 industrial sectors grew, led by the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.
  • Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Industrial Product Price Index increased 0.5% in April, mainly due to higher prices for energy and petroleum products.
  • Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    For: May

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Raw Materials Price Index rose 0.7%, primarily due to higher prices for crude energy products.