Canadian Economic Calendar - November 2017

DateStatisticForCurrent MonthPrevious Month
Wednesday, November 01, 2017Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30amOctThe seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® dipped to 54.3 in October from 55.0 in September. The Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, rose to a seasonally adjusted 55.0 last month from 54.6 in August. A reading above 50 shows growth in the sector.
Friday, November 03, 2017Labour Force Survey: 8:30amOctEmployment increased by 35,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%. Employment gained 0.1% or 10,000 in September, and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2%, matching the low of October 2008.
Friday, November 03, 2017Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30amSeptCanada's merchandise trade deficit with the world totaled $3.2 billion in September, essentially unchanged from the previous month.Canada's merchandise trade deficit totalled $3.4 billion in August, widening from a $3.0 billion deficit in July. Exports decreased 1.0% while imports were unchanged.
Monday, November 06, 2017IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00amOctThe PMI leaped in October to 63.8, compared to 59.6 in September, and 59.7 in October The IVEY PMI grew to 59.6 in September, from 56.3 in August, and upward from 58.4 in September 2016
Wednesday, November 08, 2017Housing Starts: 8:15amOctThe trend in housing starts was 216,770 units in October, compared to 215,153 units in September, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported the trend in housing starts was 214,821 units in September, compared to 220,573 units in August.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017Building Permits: 8:30amSeptBuilding permits rose in September for the first time in three months, as strength in the non-residential sector outweighed some weakness in the residential sector. Canadian municipalities issued $7.9 billion worth of building permits in September, up 3.8% from the previous month.Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in August, down 5.5% from July. This was the second consecutive monthly decrease. Despite these declines, the year-to-date value of building permits is up 8.7% compared with the same period in 2016.
Thursday, November 09, 2017New Housing Price Index: 8:30amSeptNew house prices in Canada rose 0.2% in September, largely reflecting increases in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Kelowna (+0.9%) and Vancouver (+0.7%). Builders tied the rise to improved market conditions.New house prices in Canada rose 3.8% year-over-year in August. Prices for new homes were unchanged in 15 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) surveyed, including what have been Canada's two hottest housing markets—Toronto and Vancouver. For Toronto, this was the third consecutive month of flat readings.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30amOctThe Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales rose 0.9% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity stood 4.3% below last October’s levelThe average price of a Canadian home rose by 3% in the year up to September, even as sales during the month came in 11% lower than they were a year ago.
Thursday, November 16, 2017Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30amSeptForeign investment in Canadian securities totalled $16.8 billion in September, up from $9.8 billion in August. At the same time, Canadian investment in foreign securities slowed to $2.4 billion in September, after reaching $12.1 billion in August.Foreign investment in Canadian securities totaled $9.8 billion in August, down from $24.0 billion in July. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $12.0 billion, led by purchases of U.S. corporate instruments.
Thursday, November 16, 2017Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30amSeptManufacturing sales rose 0.5% to $53.7 billion in September, reflecting higher sales in the petroleum and coal product industry.Manufacturing sales increased 1.6% to $53.5 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines. The gain was mainly attributable to higher sales in the transportation equipment, and petroleum and coal product industries.
Friday, November 17, 2017Consumer Price Index: 8:30amOctCPI rose 1.4% on a year-over-year basis in October, following a 1.6% increase in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in October, matching the increase in September.The Consumer Price Index rose 1.6% on a year-over-year basis in September, following a 1.4% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in September, matching the increase in August.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017Wholesale Trade: 8:30amSeptFollowing two months of increases, wholesale sales declined 1.2% to $62.0 billion in September, the second decline of 2017.Wholesale sales rose 0.5% to $62.8 billion in August, led by the personal and household goods and motor vehicle and parts sub-sectors.
Thursday, November 23, 2017Employment Insurance: 8:30amSept---The number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased by 9,600, or 1.8%, to 524,200 in August. This decline continues a downward trend that began in October 2016.
Thursday, November 23, 2017Retail Trade: 8:30amSept---After increasing 0.4% in July, retail sales declined 0.3% in August to $48.9 billion. Sales were down in eight of 11 sub-sectors, representing 57% of retail trade.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30amOct---The Industrial Product Price Index declined 0.3% in September, mainly due to lower prices for motorized and recreational vehicles and meat, fish, and dairy products.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30amOct---The Raw Materials Price Index edged down 0.1%, primarily due to lower prices for animals and animal products.
Thursday, November 30, 2017Average Weekly EarningsSept---Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $975 in August, up 0.9% from the previous month. Compared with August 2016, earnings increased 1.7%.
Friday, December 01, 2017GDP: 8:30amSept---Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in August, after being essentially unchanged in July.
  • Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30am

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® dipped to 54.3 in October from 55.0 in September.

    Previous Month:
    The Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, rose to a seasonally adjusted 55.0 last month from 54.6 in August. A reading above 50 shows growth in the sector.
  • Labour Force Survey: 8:30am

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    Employment increased by 35,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.3%.

    Previous Month:
    Employment gained 0.1% or 10,000 in September, and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2%, matching the low of October 2008.
  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world totaled $3.2 billion in September, essentially unchanged from the previous month.

    Previous Month:
    Canada's merchandise trade deficit totalled $3.4 billion in August, widening from a $3.0 billion deficit in July. Exports decreased 1.0% while imports were unchanged.
  • IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The PMI leaped in October to 63.8, compared to 59.6 in September, and 59.7 in October

    Previous Month:
    The IVEY PMI grew to 59.6 in September, from 56.3 in August, and upward from 58.4 in September 2016
  • Housing Starts: 8:15am

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The trend in housing starts was 216,770 units in October, compared to 215,153 units in September, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts.

    Previous Month:
    Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported the trend in housing starts was 214,821 units in September, compared to 220,573 units in August.
  • Building Permits: 8:30am

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Building permits rose in September for the first time in three months, as strength in the non-residential sector outweighed some weakness in the residential sector. Canadian municipalities issued $7.9 billion worth of building permits in September, up 3.8% from the previous month.

    Previous Month:
    Canadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in August, down 5.5% from July. This was the second consecutive monthly decrease. Despite these declines, the year-to-date value of building permits is up 8.7% compared with the same period in 2016.
  • New Housing Price Index: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    New house prices in Canada rose 0.2% in September, largely reflecting increases in the census metropolitan areas (CMAs) of Kelowna (+0.9%) and Vancouver (+0.7%). Builders tied the rise to improved market conditions.

    Previous Month:
    New house prices in Canada rose 3.8% year-over-year in August. Prices for new homes were unchanged in 15 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) surveyed, including what have been Canada's two hottest housing markets—Toronto and Vancouver. For Toronto, this was the third consecutive month of flat readings.
  • CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The Canadian Real Estate Association said national home sales rose 0.9% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally-adjusted) activity stood 4.3% below last October’s level

    Previous Month:
    The average price of a Canadian home rose by 3% in the year up to September, even as sales during the month came in 11% lower than they were a year ago.
  • Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Foreign investment in Canadian securities totalled $16.8 billion in September, up from $9.8 billion in August. At the same time, Canadian investment in foreign securities slowed to $2.4 billion in September, after reaching $12.1 billion in August.

    Previous Month:
    Foreign investment in Canadian securities totaled $9.8 billion in August, down from $24.0 billion in July. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $12.0 billion, led by purchases of U.S. corporate instruments.
  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Manufacturing sales rose 0.5% to $53.7 billion in September, reflecting higher sales in the petroleum and coal product industry.

    Previous Month:
    Manufacturing sales increased 1.6% to $53.5 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines. The gain was mainly attributable to higher sales in the transportation equipment, and petroleum and coal product industries.
  • Consumer Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    CPI rose 1.4% on a year-over-year basis in October, following a 1.6% increase in September. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in October, matching the increase in September.

    Previous Month:
    The Consumer Price Index rose 1.6% on a year-over-year basis in September, following a 1.4% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in September, matching the increase in August.
  • Wholesale Trade: 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Following two months of increases, wholesale sales declined 1.2% to $62.0 billion in September, the second decline of 2017.

    Previous Month:
    Wholesale sales rose 0.5% to $62.8 billion in August, led by the personal and household goods and motor vehicle and parts sub-sectors.
  • Employment Insurance: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The number of regular Employment Insurance beneficiaries decreased by 9,600, or 1.8%, to 524,200 in August. This decline continues a downward trend that began in October 2016.
  • Retail Trade: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    After increasing 0.4% in July, retail sales declined 0.3% in August to $48.9 billion. Sales were down in eight of 11 sub-sectors, representing 57% of retail trade.
  • Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Industrial Product Price Index declined 0.3% in September, mainly due to lower prices for motorized and recreational vehicles and meat, fish, and dairy products.
  • Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Raw Materials Price Index edged down 0.1%, primarily due to lower prices for animals and animal products.
  • Average Weekly Earnings

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $975 in August, up 0.9% from the previous month. Compared with August 2016, earnings increased 1.7%.
  • GDP: 8:30am

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Real gross domestic product edged down 0.1% in August, after being essentially unchanged in July.