Canadian Economic Calendar - November 2019

DateStatisticForCurrent MonthPrevious Month
Friday, November 01, 2019Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 amOctThe IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, rose to a seasonally adjusted 51.2 in October, its highest level since February, from 51.0 in September. A reading above 50 shows expansion in the sector.The seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose back above the 50.0 no-change mark in September, posting 51.0 from 49.1 in August
Tuesday, November 05, 2019Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30amSeptCanada's imports fell 1.7% in September, while exports declined 1.3%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.2 billion in August to $978 million in SeptemberCanada's exports rose 1.8% in August, while imports were up 1.0%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit narrowed from $1.4 billion in July to $955 million in August.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00amOctThe PMI dipped yet again in October, to 48.2, from September's 48.7, and from the towering 61.7 reading in October 2018The PMI slumped in September to 48.7, from August's 60.6, and also down from 50.4 in September 2018
Friday, November 08, 2019Labour Force Survey: 8:30amOctFollowing two consecutive months of growth, employment held steady in October. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%Employment rose by 54,000 in September, driven by gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 5.5%.
Friday, November 08, 2019Housing Starts: 8:15amOctThe seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada dropped 8.7%from a month earlier to 201,973 units in October, missing market expectations of 221,200, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationThe trend in housing starts was 223,507 units in September 2019, compared to 218,782 units in August 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Friday, November 08, 2019Building Permits: 8:30amSeptThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 6.5% to $8.3 billion in September, largely due to declines in the residential sector. The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 6.1% to $9.0 billion in August, largely because of increases in multi-family and industrial permits.
Thursday, November 14, 2019New Housing Price Index: 8:30amSeptThe index was up 0.2% nationally in September—the largest increase in two years.Nationally, new housing prices were up 0.1% in August, the first increase since July 2018.
Friday, November 15, 2019Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30amSeptForeign investors acquired $4.8 billion of Canadian securities in September, all corporate securities. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $2.4 billion, led by a divestment in U.S. instruments.Foreign investors acquired $5.0 billion of Canadian securities in August, following two months of divestment. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $4.7 billion, the largest divestment since January
Friday, November 15, 2019CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30amOctActual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 12.9% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed properties declined by 1.8% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) advanced by 0.6% m-o-m and 1.8% y-o-y.National home sales were up slightly in September, rising rose 0.6% month-over-month. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 15.5% year-over-year
Tuesday, November 19, 2019Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30amSeptManufacturing sales edged down 0.2% in September to $57.4 billion, following a 0.8% increase in AugustManufacturing sales rose 0.8% to $57.6 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines. The transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries were mainly responsible for the growth in August.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019Consumer Price Index: 8:30amOct---CPI rose 1.9% on a year-over-year basis in September, matching the increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI fell 0.1% in September.
Thursday, November 21, 2019Employment Insurance: 8:30amSept---In August, 453,200 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, virtually unchanged from the previous month.
Friday, November 22, 2019Retail Trade: 8:30amSept---Sales in the retail trade sector edged down 0.1% in August to $51.5 billion. Sales were down in six subsectors, representing 51% of retail trade.
Monday, November 25, 2019Wholesale Trade: 8:30amSept---Wholesale sales were down 1.2% to $64.3 billion in August, largely offsetting the 1.4% gain in July. Declines were recorded in five of seven sub-sectors, representing 85% of wholesale sales.
Thursday, November 28, 2019Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30amSept---The average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,035 in August, up 0.6% from July
Friday, November 29, 2019Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30amOct---The Industrial Product Price Index edged down 0.1% in September
Friday, November 29, 2019Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30amOct---The Raw Materials Price Index was unchanged from August.
Friday, November 29, 2019GDP: 8:30amSept---Real GDP edged up 0.1% in August, following no change in July. Goods-producing industries were up 0.2% after two months of declines
  • Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI: 9:30 am

    Friday, November 01, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ index (PMI), a measure of manufacturing business conditions, rose to a seasonally adjusted 51.2 in October, its highest level since February, from 51.0 in September. A reading above 50 shows expansion in the sector.

    Previous Month:
    The seasonally-adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose back above the 50.0 no-change mark in September, posting 51.0 from 49.1 in August
  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Canada's imports fell 1.7% in September, while exports declined 1.3%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.2 billion in August to $978 million in September

    Previous Month:
    Canada's exports rose 1.8% in August, while imports were up 1.0%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade deficit narrowed from $1.4 billion in July to $955 million in August.
  • IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The PMI dipped yet again in October, to 48.2, from September's 48.7, and from the towering 61.7 reading in October 2018

    Previous Month:
    The PMI slumped in September to 48.7, from August's 60.6, and also down from 50.4 in September 2018
  • Labour Force Survey: 8:30am

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    Following two consecutive months of growth, employment held steady in October. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.5%

    Previous Month:
    Employment rose by 54,000 in September, driven by gains in full-time work. The unemployment rate declined 0.2 percentage points to 5.5%.
  • Housing Starts: 8:15am

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    The seasonally adjusted annual rates of housing starts in Canada dropped 8.7%from a month earlier to 201,973 units in October, missing market expectations of 221,200, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

    Previous Month:
    The trend in housing starts was 223,507 units in September 2019, compared to 218,782 units in August 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Building Permits: 8:30am

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 6.5% to $8.3 billion in September, largely due to declines in the residential sector.

    Previous Month:
    The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 6.1% to $9.0 billion in August, largely because of increases in multi-family and industrial permits.
  • New Housing Price Index: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    The index was up 0.2% nationally in September—the largest increase in two years.

    Previous Month:
    Nationally, new housing prices were up 0.1% in August, the first increase since July 2018.
  • Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Foreign investors acquired $4.8 billion of Canadian securities in September, all corporate securities. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $2.4 billion, led by a divestment in U.S. instruments.

    Previous Month:
    Foreign investors acquired $5.0 billion of Canadian securities in August, following two months of divestment. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $4.7 billion, the largest divestment since January
  • CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 12.9% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed properties declined by 1.8% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) advanced by 0.6% m-o-m and 1.8% y-o-y.

    Previous Month:
    National home sales were up slightly in September, rising rose 0.6% month-over-month. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 15.5% year-over-year
  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    Manufacturing sales edged down 0.2% in September to $57.4 billion, following a 0.8% increase in August

    Previous Month:
    Manufacturing sales rose 0.8% to $57.6 billion in August, following two consecutive monthly declines. The transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries were mainly responsible for the growth in August.
  • Consumer Price Index: 8:30am

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    CPI rose 1.9% on a year-over-year basis in September, matching the increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI fell 0.1% in September.
  • Employment Insurance: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    In August, 453,200 people received regular Employment Insurance benefits, virtually unchanged from the previous month.
  • Retail Trade: 8:30am

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Sales in the retail trade sector edged down 0.1% in August to $51.5 billion. Sales were down in six subsectors, representing 51% of retail trade.
  • Wholesale Trade: 8:30am

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Wholesale sales were down 1.2% to $64.3 billion in August, largely offsetting the 1.4% gain in July. Declines were recorded in five of seven sub-sectors, representing 85% of wholesale sales.
  • Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30am

    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $1,035 in August, up 0.6% from July
  • Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Industrial Product Price Index edged down 0.1% in September
  • Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    For: Oct

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Raw Materials Price Index was unchanged from August.
  • GDP: 8:30am

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    For: Sept

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Real GDP edged up 0.1% in August, following no change in July. Goods-producing industries were up 0.2% after two months of declines