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

17 Sep 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for September 17: Housing Starts, Resale Homes Market, CPI, Manufacturing Sales

17 Sep 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for September 17: CPI, Home Sales, Housing Starts, Manufacturing Sales

10 Sep 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

Ontario Economic Briefing for September 10: Labour Market

10 Sep 2021
Weekly Economic Briefings

B.C. Economic Briefing for September 10: Labour Market

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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

29 Jun 2021
Economic Analysis

B.C. Economic Forecast Update, 2021 – 2023

29 Jun 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Economic Outlook

05 May 2021
Economic Analysis

British Columbia Housing Market Outlook 2021- 2023

14 Apr 2021
Economic Analysis

Ontario Economic Outlook

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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

15 Sep 2021
Economic Commentary

Canadian inflation highest since 2003 on supply chain and re-opening shocks Canadian consumer

10 Sep 2021
Economic Commentary

Recovery continues as re-openings lift labour market

08 Sep 2021
Economic Commentary

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement – September 8, 2021

31 Aug 2021
Economic Commentary

Canadian economy wilts in Q2 with surprise GDP contraction

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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

10 Sep 2021
Interest Rate Forecasts

Interest Rate Forecast – September 10, 2021

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