Canada

In-depth country-focused analysis on Canada's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Canada's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Canada, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Canada's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Canada before your competitors.

Canada Country Risk

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Core Views The ongoing theme for the Canadian economy is 'rebalancing'. The mix of growth will shift away from private consumption and toward net exports, as household balance sheets remain under...

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Canada Industry Coverage (19)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Canada's position in the global grain market was reinforced in 2012/13 owing to better than expected wheat and corn production and in a context of tight supply from other major...

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Autos

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Despite concerns that early signs of a slowdown in the Canadian housing market provided a risk to growth in light truck sales, the segment carried total light vehicle sales to another year of...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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Since the end of the Cold War, Canada has remained one of the lowest spenders on defence in NATO in contrast to its larger neighbour to the south. The start of the decade saw Canada spend around US$...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : We do not expect major growth in the value of Canada's food and drink markets over the short term, partly on account of their maturity and partly due to the expectations that Canadian...

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Freight Transport

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Canada's freight transport industry is to undergo mixed fortunes during 2014, with the maritime sector set to witness the strongest year-on-year (y-o-y) growth by mode - the Port of Vancouver is...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: BMI's outlook for IT market growth in 2014 is unchanged in the Q1 2014 update, with the decline in desktop and notebook shipments already factored into our forecast. We expect Canada's...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We have further downgraded our immediate growth outlook for Canada 's construction industry value , with 1.6% and 2.2% expected in 2013 and 2014 respectively. While infrastructure...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Canada's insurance sector is world class in all respects and in terms of most metrics. Regardless of their formal structure, well capitalised and disciplined companies in both major...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View : Canada has a sophisticated and well established medical device market which ranks ninth in the world in terms of value. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.5...

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Metals

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BMI View: D omestic consumption and exports of Canadian metal products will be supported by both Canada's positive fundamentals and the country's exposure to a recovering US and Mexico. With much...

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Mining

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BMI View: We forecast Canada's mining sector will see modest growth as it remains a major global player in mining investment and production. Indeed, we see t he country remaining a top 10...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Increasingly challenging economics could slow the growth of oil-sands driven production, although we note that liquid s -rich shales could be the new engine of liquid output growth...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View: Chemicals, plastics and rubber manufacturing sales experienced a sharp downturn following the 2008 financial crisis, a situation Canada shared with the global market. In following years...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: On the back of more promising a macroeconomic outlook in 2014, we believe the Canadian pharmaceutical and healthcare market will be more attractive to pharmaceutical companies....

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Power

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BMI View : With power demand highly correlated to economic activities, we maintain our relatively positive outlook for the Canadian power sector. Our country risk analysts forecast...

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Renewables

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BMI View: Our outlook for the Canadian renewables industry remains largely the same this quarter; however, we have slightly revised down our wind power forecasts to align more closely with...

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Shipping

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BMI forecasts Canadian real GDP growth to move just above the 2.2-2.3% long-term trend on average in 2014 and 2015, with expansion of 2.3% and 2.5% in those years, respectively. The ongoing theme...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: The list of confirmed participants for the 700MHz spectrum auction to be held in January 2014 was confirmed during this quarter but revealed no new interested parties, contrary to the...

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