PESTLE Insights: Canada – Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 20.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (19.2%) and wholesale, retail and hotels activities (12.3%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 4.2%, 2.7% and 3.5% respectively in 2019

The overall TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) index exhibits a slight downward trend over the past year. As of August 22, 2019, the TSX index stood at 16,253.5, compared to 16,347.3 on August 22, 2018


– As per World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index, Canada’s rank declined from 14th in 2016 to 20th in 2018

– While Calgary emerges as an energy hub of Canada, Toronto and Montreal remain financial centers

– Majority of inward FDI inflow was from the US in Q12019

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Canada’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to North America and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: Canada Stock Market Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy

Exhibit 6: FDI inflows (2016-2019Q1) and FDI position by industry (2018) and FDI inflow by country (2018Q1-2019Q1)

Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)

Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2015-2018

Exhibit 13: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products Share in World’s Total, 2018

Exhibit 14: Interest Rates (August 2012-August 2019)

Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 16: Public Finance (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 17: General Government Debt (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 20: Labour Cost Index (2014-2021f)

Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population (1990,2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population (2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 23: Gender Split (2000,2010,2020)

Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2018e

Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per Million Population, 2018

Exhibit 26: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2018 or latest available year)

Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Canada 2019

Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2018

Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)


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