Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Current Trends in the economy many sectors improving

RBC is reporting the economy and current trends are that sales are up in many sectors

Current trends…

Economy stumbles for second month in a row

p GDP output slid by 0.1% in August, defying expectations for a move into the plus column. Slumping manufacturing, wholesale trade and oil and gas activity weighed down output in the month.

p The economy pared back the number of employed by 43,200 in October — the first decline in employment in three months. However, because of job gains in August and September, there was a net gain of 14,500 positions during the three-month period.

p Retail sales recorded a second monthly increase of 1% in September; sales were up an even stronger 1.2% on a volumes basis following a 0.5% rise in volumes in August. This augurs well for a positive GDP report for September.

p Housing starts rose 5.4% in October to an annualized level of 157,300 . The rise re-established the upward trend that had prevailed through August, with starts steadily rising from a cyclical trough in April of 118,500.

p The merchandise trade deficit was cut in half in September to C$0.9 billion from C$2 billion in August. The improvement was almost solely the result of a 3.5% jump in exports; imports were relatively steady, dropping a marginal 0.1%.

p The headline inflation rate emerged from a four-month period of negative readings in October as the deflationary pressures coming from movements in the energy component of the CPI dissipated.

I hope this finds you Happy and Healthy!

All the Best!


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