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RBC Consumer Spending Tracker

September 22, 2022

RBC Economics provides a snapshot and an analysis of Canadian consumer spending.

The Price of Power: How to cut Canada's Net Zero electricity bill

September 20, 2022

Is Canada ready to meet a 50% surge in electricity consumption over the next decade? It’s a tall order, even unlikely at our current pace of decision-making.

RBC Canadian Inflation Watch

September 20, 2022

RBC Economics provides an analysis of the key indicators on price trends in Canada.

Proof Point: The rise of services in Canadian goods trade

September 14, 2022

Sales of services bundled with goods—things like installation, ongoing service and maintenance—are also growing.

RBC U.S. Inflation Watch

September 13, 2022

RBC Economics provides an analysis of the key indicators on price trends in the United States.

Course Correction: How international students can help solve Canada's labour crisis

September 1, 2022

The mix of international students is changing, potentially affecting future labour market matches and concentrating Canada’s source countries

Older Reports

Seeing Green in the Oil Patch Canada’s Manufacturing, Wholesale and Transportation Sector (December 11, 2019) The recession roadblock: Graduating into a downturn can have long-term career consequences (November 21, 2019) Paging Dr. Data - How the coming skills revolution can transform healthcare (November 14, 2019) 2018 Provincial Economic Accounts (November 7, 2019) Energy (Still) Matters (October 28, 2019) Keeping Canada Younger: Immigration helps to hold back the demographic time bomb (September 18, 2019) Untapped Potential: Canada needs to close its immigrant wage gap (September 18, 2019) A snapshot of young entrepreneurship in Canada (September 3, 2019) Farmer 4.0 - How the coming skills revolution can transform agriculture (August 28, 2019) Trade Tensions Turning Up on US Factory Floor (June 24, 2019) Efforts to deleverage households are starting to pay off (June 17, 2019) Canada's MWT sector: Solid gains despite a rocky ride in 2018 (June 12, 2019) $600 billion in planned resource projects is riding on Canada’s project-review overhaul (June 5, 2019) Don’t expect a big jolt to growth if trade tensions ease (April 16, 2019) Family matters: the cost of having children on women's careers (March 21, 2019) Advantage women: how an automated future could play to women's strengths (March 5, 2019) The stage looks set for stronger Canadian wage growth in 2019 (January 30, 2019) Davos 2019: Globalization in a digital world (January 28, 2019) US government shutdown impact on Canada (January 24, 2019) Navigating 2019 - 9 big insights for the year ahead (January 3,( 2019)
Interest payments surged in Q3 as Canadian household's indebtedness looked heavier than previously reported (December 14, 2018) Alberta's oil cuts will reduce Canadian GDP modestly in 2019 (December 3, 2018) Canadian National GDP Accounts (November 30, 2018) 2017 Provincial economic accounts: Growth from coast to coast confirmed (November 8, 2018) Canada's MWT sector: Vibrant supply chains drive firm sectoral growth (November 7, 2018) Energy Matters - Canada's options for the 2020s (October 26, 2018) US National GDP Accounts (October 26, 2018) The USMCA: Manageable concessions, less uncertainty (October 1, 2018) Debt service took a bigger bite out of household income in the second quarter (September 14, 2018) Canada and Australia: The State of Bilateral Trade and Investment (July 10, 2018) What's the problem with Canada's youth labour market? (July 5, 2018) Potential U.S. auto import tariffs: the view from Canada (June 26, 2018) A winning combination for Canadian households’ indebtedness profile (June 21, 2018) The cost of credentials (June 18, 2018) Weighing the impact of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada (May 31, 2018) Lost in Transportation: Putting the discount on Canadian heavy oil in context (May 9, 2018) 2017 provincial growth surprises on the upside (May 4, 2018) Alberta households will feel the most pressure from interest rate hikes (April 3, 2018) International Women's Day and Canadian Women: Mind the Gap(s) (March 7, 2018) CPTPP: an antidote to NAFTA flux? (March 7, 2018) Trade Deals and Agriculture: Not a game-changer but positive (March 1, 2018) Trudeau's State Visit to India: Time to leverage those people-to-people connections (February 15, 2018) Yes, Canadian Labour Markets Are Tight (February 14, 2018) Breakpoint: What Canada needs to consider to save NAFTA (January 22, 2018)