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April 4, 2011

Business Outlook Survey - Spring 2011

Businesses remain positive about the economic outlook, although some forward-looking indicators have eased from the levels recorded in recent surveys, and the strength in commodity prices has raised expectations for costs and inflation.

Erratum: Please note that the legend for Chart 9 (French version only) should read as follows: au-dessus de 3 % , rather than au-dessous de 3 %

January 10, 2011

Business Outlook Survey - Winter 2010-11

Overall, businesses continue to be positive about the outlook for the next 12 months. While survey responses generally still indicate modest growth, with many firms citing headwinds from strong competition and moderate demand, the strength in commodity prices has led to increased optimism among those firms tied to commodity-related activity.
October 8, 2010

Business Outlook Survey - Autumn 2010

Responses to the autumn survey suggest that the economic recovery is progressing. Firms remain positive about the outlook over the next 12 months, but they generally expect growth to be modest, owing in part to a weaker outlook for the U.S. economy.

July 12, 2010

Business Outlook Survey - Summer 2010

For the first time in two years, firms, on balance, reported an improvement in their past sales activity. While the balances of opinion on future sales growth and investment are lower than in recent surveys, and firms are concerned about global uncertainties, overall, they are positive about the outlook for business activity over the next 12 months.
April 12, 2010

Business Outlook Survey - Spring 2010

On balance, firms expect sales growth to pick up over the next 12 months, and plan to increase investment spending and employment. Their investment plans are increasingly being targeted at expansion and at improving efficiency to promote future growth.
January 11, 2010

Business Outlook Survey - Winter 2009-10

The results of the winter survey provide some evidence that confidence in the recovery is growing. While the balance of opinion on future sales is little changed, and respondents still expect the recovery to be gradual, more firms are planning to increase investment spending and employment than in the previous two surveys.
October 9, 2009

Business Outlook Survey - Autumn 2009

Responses to the autumn survey suggest that the Canadian economy is recovering, as all indicators of business activity have increased since the summer survey. However, because firms continue to expect activity to pick up only gradually, they remain cautious regarding investment.

July 13, 2009

Business Outlook Survey - Summer 2009

The results of the summer survey indicate that businesses foresee an improvement in the economic outlook. In particular, the balances of opinion on both future sales and employment have turned positive. Nevertheless, firms expect their activity to recover only gradually, and they continue to be cautious regarding investment.

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