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Category Archives: Economic Digest

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...

Economic Digest – May 2017

SAND India’s “sand mafia” is doing a roaring trade. The Times of India estimates that the illicit market for sand is worth US$2.3-billion a year:...

Economic Digest – April 2017

AGRICULTURE Equity in Canada’s farm sector reached C$475-billion at the end of 2015, up $26-billion (5.8%) from a year earlier. Equity increased in every province...