27 March 2015 Annual Report 2014In 2014, inflation remained very close to target, the economy grew at a reasonable pace and there was no material increase in financial stability risks. Nonetheless, the economy still struggled against significant global headwinds. The 2014 Annual Report highlights the Bank of Canada’s key activities and achievements over the year, including a message from Governor Stephen S. Poloz, Management’s Discussion and Analysis, and the 2014 Financial Statements.
21 January 2015 Monetary Policy Report - January 2015Economic growth in Canada is expected to average 2.1 per cent in 2015 and 2.4 per cent in 2016, with a return to full capacity around the end of 2016.
12 January 2015 Business Outlook Survey - Winter 2014-15The winter Business Outlook Survey continues to provide signs of strengthening demand, especially among export-oriented firms and manufacturers. However, the outlook for businesses that are linked directly or indirectly to the energy sector has deteriorated.
12 January 2015 Senior Loan Officer Survey - Fourth-Quarter 2014The survey results point to nearly unchanged business-lending conditions during the fourth quarter of 2014.
U.S. retail food price increases in recent years may seem large in nominal terms, but after adjusting for inflation have been quite modest even after the change in U.S. biofuel policies in 2006. In contrast, increases in the real prices of corn, soybeans, wheat and rice received by U.S. farmers have been more substantial and can be linked in part to increases in the real price of oil.