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Category Archives: Economic Digest

Economic Digest – January 2018

DRONES One of China’s biggest online companies wants to deploy a fleet of drones in Canada to airlift seafood from East Coast processing plants to...

Economic Digest – December 2017

DENTISTS There is fierce competition for scarce patients in the larger cities of Canada. A 2016 study shows one dentist per 1,622 patients compared with...

Economic Digest – November 2017

INCOME Statistics Canada reports that the median income of Canadian households rose from C$63,457 in 2005 to $70,336 in 2015, a 10.8 per cent increase....

Economic Digest – October 2017

AUSTRALIA Figures released recently show that the economy of Australia has racked up the longest stretch of growth in modern history: 104 quarters. The Netherlands,...

Economic Digest – September 2017

TEMPERATURE This summer the US has experienced some of the most intense heat waves in decades. In parts of southern Arizona the mercury has climbed...

Economic Digest – August 2017

AUTOS Vehicle sales in Canada surpassed the 200,000-level in June the second straight month above that mark. Auto-makers delivered 203,486 new vehicles, up six per...

Economic Digest – July 2017

RETAIL America’s retail industry is huge, employing 15.9-million workers, representing one in nine jobs. However, it is undergoing wrenching change as e-commerce eats into sales....

Economic Digest – June 2017

EXPORTS There were 43,255 exporting enterprises of goods in Canada in 2016, with export sales totaling C$442.2-billion. This was down for the first time since...