Macro Dashboard

Economic, social, community profiles and trends

This dashboard presents selected data that are relevant for monitoring economic activity in Canada.

  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Geography: Canada
  • Includes data on a range of monthly indicators – real GDP, consumer prices, the unemployment rate, merchandise exports and imports, retail sales, hours worked and manufacturing sales — as well as monthly data on aircraft movements, railway carloadings, and travel between Canada and other countries.
  • Estimates are presented to the current reference month for each data series. The information will be updated continuously as new data becomes available, and additional series may be added to the dashboard as circumstances warrant.
  • To support the analysis of time series movements in the data, the dashboard reports changes in each series on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. For most of the variables reported, information on cumulative changes in the data both prior and subsequent to the end of 2019 is also presented by indexing the level estimates to December 2019, as depicted in the accompanying charts.
  • Sourced from over 8,000 data repositories including Statistics Canada, OECD, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Industry Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information, US Census Bureau.
Report format

A link to a monthly micro website will be emailed to the subscriber. The website will contain the following tabs:

  • Executive summary
  • Key insights
  • Data charts

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  • Flexible queries – Broad national/regional or deep dive into a specific query
  • Qualitative and quantitative insights with exhaustive in-depth analysis
  • Longitudinal or cross-sectional data depending on query
  • Over 8,000 secondary data sources
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Macro Dashboard – Scope

State of the economy

What’s the state of the economy? We have identified a few key economic and market indicators to help assess the current economic health and trend.

Canada Macro Report synopsis. Read executive briefing sample.


As of: 09/29/2023
Updated monthly/quarterly to capture previous quarter-end values

Macro Economic Indicators

Economic indicators

Sample charts. See data points included in the economic indicators dashboard below sample charts.

Economic indicators – Data points
Real Private Consumption
Private Consumption
Nominal Gross Domestic Product
Real Gross Domestic Product
Real Government Consumption
Government Consumption
Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Labour Force
Total Employment
Labour Force Employment
Agriculture Employment
Unemployment Rate
Wage & Salaries
Balance of Goods
Current Account Balance
Imports of Goods
Exports of Goods
Exports of Goods and Services
Real Imports of Goods and Services
Imports of Goods and Services
Real Exports of Goods and Services
Net Exports
Real Net Exports
Government Expenditures
Government Revenues
Government Budget Balance
Outstanding Public Debt
Lending Rate
Monetary Policy Rate
Average Long-term Government Bond
Treasury Bills (over 31 days)
Stock Market Index
Money Market Rate
Household Lending Rate
Real Estate
House Price Value for Existing Homes
Building Permits
Residential Building Permits
House Price Index for New Homes
House Price Index
Housing Starts
Building Completions
Personal Income
Real Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Consumer Confidence
Purchasing Managers index
Industrial Production

Sample section on an indicator
Consumer Confidence – Canada

Consumer Confidence in Canada increased to 47.26 points in November from 45.56 points in October of 2023. Consumer Confidence in Canada averaged 52.14 points from 2010 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 57.05 points in November of 2018 and a record low of 35.60 points in April of 2020. 

Historical perspective
Latest reading of consumer confidence

In Canada, the Index of Consumer Confidence is calculated from the combination of responses to 11 survey questions. Those questions, current state of the economy in the local area and in the country and its expected state 6 mths ahead; current personal financial situation and the expected situation 6 mths ahead; making a major purchase like a home or car now compared to 6 mths ago; making other household purchases now compared to 6 mths ago; confidence about own and relatives’ job security and own ability to invest in the future and save money for retirement now compared to 6 mths ago and losing job as a result of economic conditions in the last 6 months and in the coming 6 mths. Consumer confidence is measured on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 indicates an extreme lack of confidence, 50 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. .The standardized Business Confidence Indicators (BCI) are confidence indicators comparable across countries.  The standardized Consumer Confidence Indicators (CCI) are measures comparable across countries.

• The Business Confidence Indicators (BCIs) augment the information set of cyclical indicators by providing indicators that can reinforce signals of the Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), since these indicators tend to have shorter but more stable lead times then the CLIs, and they are subject to little or almost no revision at all.

• The Consumer Confidence Indicators (CCIs) focus on a different aspect of the economic cycle. They are not particularly successful in signaling turning points in production; however they capture cyclical patterns in household consumption behaviour fairly well.