A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.

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Oct 10 2012

Canadian Exports Outlook

Recent data for Canadian exports have indicated weakened conditions for that nation: not only has the trade deficit surged to its highest level on record, but Canada’s trade surplus with the U.S., by far its largest export destination, shriveled to its lowest reading in almost two years.

With a global economic slowdown underway, many wonder whether these developments are signs of a more sustained hit to exports. Will the situation get worse, or better? ECRI’s latest study reveals the outlook for Canadian export growth.

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