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The Bank of Canada has recently published its Business Outlook Survey for the second quarter of the year, with key highlights, via Reuters, found below.

  • Some expectation of moderation in pace of sales growth, but sales outlook remains robust.
  • Capacity pressure indicator rose, firms citing significant difficulties meeting an unanticipated increase in demand hit levels not seen since before 2008-09 recession.
  • Labor shortage indicators point to tighter labor markets.
  • Investment intentions slightly weaker, still driven by sustained demand and intensifying capacity pressures.
  • Almost all interviews conducted before may 31 announcement of U.S. Steel and aluminum tariffs.
  • Firms anticipate strong growth in U.S. Economy, but several firms face headwinds of capacity constraints, competition, and trade barriers.
  • Firms expect faster input price inflation, but majority expect inflation within upper half of BoC's inflation target range.
  • Most firms report no change in credit conditions.

The Bank of Canada has recently published its Business Outlook Survey for the second quarter of the year, with key highlights, via Reuters, found below.

  • Some expectation of moderation in pace of sales growth, but sales outlook remains robust.
  • Capacity pressure indicator rose, firms citing significant difficulties meeting an unanticipated increase in demand hit levels not seen since before 2008-09 recession.
  • Labor shortage indicators point to tighter labor markets.
  • Investment intentions slightly weaker, still driven by sustained demand and intensifying capacity pressures.
  • Almost all interviews conducted before may 31 announcement of U.S. Steel and aluminum tariffs.
  • Firms anticipate strong growth in U.S. Economy, but several firms face headwinds of capacity constraints, competition, and trade barriers.
  • Firms expect faster input price inflation, but majority expect inflation within upper half of BoC's inflation target range.
  • Most firms report no change in credit conditions.

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