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The Bank of Canada's Business Outlook Survey

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Since the autumn of 1997, the regional offices of the Bank of Canada have conducted quarterly consultations with businesses across Canada. Timed to feed into the process that precedes the Bank’s fixed dates for announcing monetary policy decisions, the consultations (now referred to as the Business Outlook Survey) are structured around a questionnaire which is sent to 100 firms that reflect the Canadian economy in terms of region, type of business activity, and firm size. Martin describes both the consultation process and the questionnaire and makes an initial assessment of the data gathered during the business interviews. The article includes charts and correlation tables that illustrate the responses to the key questions included in the survey.

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  • Monica Martin, 2004. "The Bank of Canada's Business Outlook Survey," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2004(Spring), pages 3-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2004:y:2004:i:spring04:p:3-18
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