Canada’s Purchasing Activity Rises In February

7 March 2012 - Which Way to Pay

Email Article Print Article

Canada’s Purchasing Activity Rises In February

According to Ivey Purchasing Managers Index figures, Canada’s monthly measure of economic activity, the pace of purchasing activity in the economy exceeded predictions rising to as seasonally adjusted 66.5 in February from 64.1 in January. Analysts had expected a decline to 62.0 but any reading above 50 separates expansion from contraction. The February reading was lower than the 70.8 posted for February 2011 but was well above the 52.9 recorded for February 2010. The data has further boosted hopes that economic activity in the first quarter of 2012 could speed up after growth slowed in the last three months of 2011.

Mazen Issa, strategist at TD Securities said, “While the lvey PMI tends to have a poor track record in capturing the cyclical swings in economic growth, today’s print is still consistent with our broader macro view.” Issa added, “The Canadian growth profile is expected to expand at a moderate pace in this year, owing to better U.S. economic momentum and faded downside risks associated with the European debt crisis.”

A report was jointly released by the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and the Richard Ivey School of Business, shows that the Ivey Employment Index rose to 58.8 from 55.2 and the Supplier Delivery Index climbed from 48.8 from 41.9, indicating improvements in the labor market and deliveries from the previous month. 


Related Links:
Purchasing Management Association of Canada
• Forex Promos
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
• Latest News
For regular news updates
• Economic Calendar
For scheduled economic events


Compare Foreign Exchange and Currency >>

Compare Loan and Debt Products >>

Compare Cards Products >>

Compare Money Products >>

Avoid the middle man when wanting to lend some extra funds.
04 April 2017
Which Way To Pay
Peer to peer lending is one of the best ways to lend money as your are basically cutting out the middle man.
More and More Canadians on a daily basis are purchasing the incorrect Travel Insurance policy's they need for the trip they have planned.
30 August 2016
Which Way To Pay
Studies have n recently more and more Canadians are purchasing the incorrect Travel Insurance covers which is then causing problems when the claims are to be made.
Many people don't understand how life insurance works , therefore they don't have any cover in place. This is a massive part of most peoples lives as it can have a large financial affect .
30 August 2016
Which Way To Pay
When you come to that difficult time of loosing a loved one , Many people don't realise the importance of Life Insurance policy's .