Economic Insights

Analysis, insight and forecasting. Good data and great economists who have their eye on your future.

Here you’ll find reports to help you understand important economic changes on the horizon. From weekly briefings to issues-based papers, each report is concise yet covers a lot of ground. Central 1 economic reports are always worth the read.

Our full suite of reports is now available to our credit union clients via our new Economics Centre – as well added tools and resources to support decision making. (*Login is required)

Weekly Economic Briefings

Economic news affects your business. Weekly briefings examine everything from export volumes, consumer spending, and unemployment to new home starts, permit volumes, and vehicles sales. It’s a fast-moving economic report that changes week to week.

Recent Reports

16 Apr 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for Apr 16: Resale Market, Manufacturing Sales

16 Apr 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for Apr 16: Home Sales, Home Price, Manufacturing Activity

09 Apr 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for Apr 9: Unemployment Rate, Trade, Home Prices

09 Apr 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for Apr 9: Employment, Housing Prices

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Economic Analysis

Looking for a longer-term forecast that carefully scans the global economic landscape? See how factors like global tensions, trade issues, oil and gas prices affect the economies of Ontario and B.C. Tables show changes in GDP, employment, GDE, retail sales and more. Ontario and B.C. housing markets are examined with a focus on Toronto and Vancouver.

Recent Reports

14 Apr 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Economic Outlook

24 Feb 2021
Economic Analysis

B.C. Economic Outlook 2021-23 Update

18 Feb 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Economic Outlook

20 Dec 2020
Economic Analysis

B.C. Housing Outlook: 2020-2022

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Economic Commentary

Keep abreast of significant changes and shifts in the economy. Our economists provide insight into current economic events and developments from international and domestic sources with implications for Canada’s economy as well as provincial and local ones.

Recent Reports

21 Apr 2021
Economic Commentary

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement – April 21 2021

21 Apr 2021
Economic Commentary

B.C. Budget 2021

20 Apr 2021
Economic Commentary

Federal Budget 2021 Review

08 Apr 2021
Economic Commentary

OSFI proposes a more stringent mortgage stress test

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Interest Rate Forecasts

A monthly report on the latest global and national drivers affecting Canada’s economy, with our forecasts for benchmark interest rates, GICs and posted mortgage rates.

Recent Reports

01 Apr 2021
Interest Rate Forecasts

Interest Rate Forecast March 2021

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