Ivey Canada Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) n.s.a.

Country:
Canada
CAD, Canadian dollar
Sector:
Business
Low 23.6
28.2
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Canada Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) n.s.a. reflects economic activity in the past month calculated by the Ivey School of Business.

The indicator is calculated based on a survey of purchasing managers in the private and public sector companies. The survey involves representatives of several hundred companies selected in view of their field of activity and geographical location. Respondents answer questions about whether purchases, employment, supplies and prices in their sector have become better, worse or has not changed over the reported month. The answers to questions do not contain quantitative assessments, while respondents describe activities in terms of "higher", "lower" or "unchanged" as compared to the previous month.

Often purchasing managers can track changes in market conditions prior to other company employees, because purchases precede company's production activities.

Individual weights are given to polled companies. Readings above 50 indicate that most of respondents positively characterize current business conditions. Readings below 50 mean worsening of business conditions.

PMI is one of the most popular indexes closely watched by analysts. It provides operational information covering the entire manufacturing sector. It is interpreted as a leading indicator of production and inflation. Index growth is an indication of favorable changes in market conditions and can be seen as positive for the Canadian dollar.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "Ivey Canada Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) n.s.a." macroeconomic indicator.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2020
23.6
28.2
Mar 2020
28.2
53.2
Feb 2020
53.2
51.1
Jan 2020
51.1
43.6
Dec 2019
43.6
58.4
Nov 2019
58.4
51.8
Oct 2019
51.8
55.8
Sep 2019
55.8
58.6
Aug 2019
58.6
51.2
Jul 2019
51.2
53.7
Jun 2019
53.7
61.8
May 2019
61.8
56.7
Apr 2019
56.7
57.6
Mar 2019
57.6
48.9
Feb 2019
48.9
49.5
Jan 2019
49.5
48.2
Dec 2018
48.2
57.3
Nov 2018
57.3
64.6
Oct 2018
64.6
56.5
Sep 2018
56.5
61.3
Aug 2018
61.3
56.7
Jul 2018
56.7
65.1
Jun 2018
65.1
69.5
May 2018
69.5
70.4
Apr 2018
70.4
64.7
Mar 2018
64.7
58.4
Feb 2018
58.4
51.3
Jan 2018
51.3
49.3
Dec 2017
49.3
62.4
Nov 2017
62.4
63.5
Oct 2017
63.5
68.6
Sep 2017
68.6
56.8
Aug 2017
56.8
52.9
Jul 2017
52.9
63.9
Jun 2017
63.9
62.6
May 2017
62.6
58.5
Apr 2017
58.5
67.6
Mar 2017
67.6
55.1
Feb 2017
55.1
52.3
Jan 2017
52.3
49.4
Dec 2016
49.4
56.5
Nov 2016
56.5
56.5
Oct 2016
56.5
68.1
Sep 2016
68.1
53.8
Aug 2016
53.8
49.4
Jul 2016
49.4
54.7
Jun 2016
54.7
58.4
May 2016
58.4
50.6
Apr 2016
50.6
57.9
Mar 2016
57.9
56.8

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