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Canadian Economic Calendar - April 2024

DateStatisticForCurrent MonthPrevious Month
Monday, April 1, 2024Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI 9:30 a.m. MarThe PMI rose to 49.8 in March from 49.7 in February.The S&P Global Canada Manufacturing PMI rose to 49.7 in February of 2024 from 48.3 in the previous month.
Thursday, April 4, 2024Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30amFebExports increased 5.8%, while imports rose 4.6%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade surplus with the world widened from $608 million in January to $1.4 billion in February.In January, Canada's merchandise imports decreased 3.8%, while exports fell 1.7%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade balance changed position for a second consecutive month, moving from a deficit of $863 million in December to a surplus of $496 million in January.
Friday, April 5, 2024Labour Force Survey: 8:30amMarEmployment was little changed in March (-2,200; -0.0%). The unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 6.1% in MarchEmployment rose by 41,000 in February. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 5.8%, offsetting a decline in January.
Friday, April 5, 2024IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00amMarThe index jumped to 57.5 in March from 53.9 in February, but was a down from March 2023's reading of 58.2.The index skidded to 53.9 in February from 56.5 in January but rose from February 2023's reading of 51.6.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024Building Permits: 8:30amFebThe total monthly value of building permits in Canada increased 9.3% from January to $11.8 billion in February.The total monthly value of building permits in Canada increased 13.5% from December to $10.8 billion in January.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024BoC Interest Rate Decision: 10:00amAprThe Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5.25% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.
Monday, April 15, 2024CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30amMar---Canadian home prices as measured by the seasonally adjusted Aggregate Composite MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) were flat on a month-over-month basis in February 2024, ending a streak of five declines that began last fall.
Monday, April 15, 2024Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30amFeb---Manufacturing sales rose 0.2% in January, mainly on higher sales of motor vehicles and chemical products.
Monday, April 15, 2024Wholesale Trade: 8:30amFeb---Wholesale sales (excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain) grew 0.1% to $82.4 billion in January.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024Housing Starts: 8:15amMar---Housing starts totaled 253,000 in February, compared to 223,200 in the same month last year.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024Consumer Price Index: 8:30amMar---The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.8% on a year-over-year basis in February, down from a 2.9% gain in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in February.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30amFeb---Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $8.9 billion in January, led by acquisitions of government debt securities. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $7.6 billion, led by sales of equity securities.
Thursday, April 18, 2024New Motor Vehicle Sales: 7:30amFeb---New motor vehicle sales registered at 116,870, compared to 128,830 in the same month the year before.
Monday, April 22, 2024Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30amMar---The index increased 2.1% month over month in February 2024 and decreased 4.7% year over year.
Monday, April 22, 2024Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30amMar---The index rose 0.7% on a monthly basis in February and fell 1.7% relative to February 2023.
Wednesday, April 24, 2024Retail Trade: 8:30amFeb---Retail sales decreased 0.3% to $67.0 billion in January. Sales were down in three of nine subsectors and were led by decreases at motor vehicle and parts dealers
Wednesday, April 24, 2024New Housing Price Index: 8:30amMar---The national index edged up 0.1% month over month in February.
Thursday, April 25, 2024Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30amFeb---The number of employees receiving pay and benefits from their employer—measured as "payroll employment" in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours—increased by 39,800 (+0.2%) in January.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024GDP: 8:30amFeb---Real gross domestic product rose 0.6% in January as both services-producing and goods-producing industries posted gains
  • Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 1, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    The PMI rose to 49.8 in March from 49.7 in February.

    Previous Month:
    The S&P Global Canada Manufacturing PMI rose to 49.7 in February of 2024 from 48.3 in the previous month.
  • Canadian International Merchandise Trade: 8:30am

    Thursday, April 4, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    Exports increased 5.8%, while imports rose 4.6%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade surplus with the world widened from $608 million in January to $1.4 billion in February.

    Previous Month:
    In January, Canada's merchandise imports decreased 3.8%, while exports fell 1.7%. As a result, Canada's merchandise trade balance changed position for a second consecutive month, moving from a deficit of $863 million in December to a surplus of $496 million in January.
  • Labour Force Survey: 8:30am

    Friday, April 5, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    Employment was little changed in March (-2,200; -0.0%). The unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 6.1% in March

    Previous Month:
    Employment rose by 41,000 in February. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 5.8%, offsetting a decline in January.
  • IVEY Purchasing Managers Index: 10:00am

    Friday, April 5, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    The index jumped to 57.5 in March from 53.9 in February, but was a down from March 2023's reading of 58.2.

    Previous Month:
    The index skidded to 53.9 in February from 56.5 in January but rose from February 2023's reading of 51.6.
  • Building Permits: 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    The total monthly value of building permits in Canada increased 9.3% from January to $11.8 billion in February.

    Previous Month:
    The total monthly value of building permits in Canada increased 13.5% from December to $10.8 billion in January.
  • BoC Interest Rate Decision: 10:00am

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    For: Apr

    Current Month:
    The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5.25% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.

    Previous Month:
    The Bank of Canada today held its target for the overnight rate at 5%, with the Bank Rate at 5¼% and the deposit rate at 5%. The Bank is continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.
  • CREAstats - MLS Sales: 8:30am

    Monday, April 15, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Canadian home prices as measured by the seasonally adjusted Aggregate Composite MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) were flat on a month-over-month basis in February 2024, ending a streak of five declines that began last fall.
  • Monthly Survey of Manufacturing: 8:30am

    Monday, April 15, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Manufacturing sales rose 0.2% in January, mainly on higher sales of motor vehicles and chemical products.
  • Wholesale Trade: 8:30am

    Monday, April 15, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Wholesale sales (excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons and excluding oilseed and grain) grew 0.1% to $82.4 billion in January.
  • Housing Starts: 8:15am

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Housing starts totaled 253,000 in February, compared to 223,200 in the same month last year.
  • Consumer Price Index: 8:30am

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.8% on a year-over-year basis in February, down from a 2.9% gain in January. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in February.
  • Canada's International Transactions in Securities: 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Foreign investment in Canadian securities amounted to $8.9 billion in January, led by acquisitions of government debt securities. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by $7.6 billion, led by sales of equity securities.
  • New Motor Vehicle Sales: 7:30am

    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    New motor vehicle sales registered at 116,870, compared to 128,830 in the same month the year before.
  • Raw Materials Price Index: 8:30am

    Monday, April 22, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The index increased 2.1% month over month in February 2024 and decreased 4.7% year over year.
  • Industrial Product Price Index: 8:30am

    Monday, April 22, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The index rose 0.7% on a monthly basis in February and fell 1.7% relative to February 2023.
  • Retail Trade: 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Retail sales decreased 0.3% to $67.0 billion in January. Sales were down in three of nine subsectors and were led by decreases at motor vehicle and parts dealers
  • New Housing Price Index: 8:30am

    Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    For: Mar

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The national index edged up 0.1% month over month in February.
  • Payroll Employment, Earnings and Hours: 8:30am

    Thursday, April 25, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    The number of employees receiving pay and benefits from their employer—measured as "payroll employment" in the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours—increased by 39,800 (+0.2%) in January.
  • GDP: 8:30am

    Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    For: Feb

    Current Month:
    ---

    Previous Month:
    Real gross domestic product rose 0.6% in January as both services-producing and goods-producing industries posted gains