Quarterly Economic Highlights
What are Quarterly Economic Highlights?
EDW regularly assembles quarterly economic highlights to provide statistical information and a concise analysis of economic indicators, trends, comparative data, labour, real estate and construction numbers for the city of Winnipeg. Data from institutions like Statistics Canada and the Conference Board of Canada is scrutinized and interpreted to compile the most accurate reports possible.
For comparative purposes, all available reports dating back to 2003 are stored here for your reference. The current year's editions are displayed below, while previous years are archived chronologically (at right).
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2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 4th Quarter
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The Conference Board of Canada’s Winter 2014 Metropolitan Outlook reports that Winnipeg’s diverse economy grew at an equally stable pace throughout 2013 when compared to 2012, achieving similar year-over-year growth of 1.6%. This is a slight upward adjustment of its previous forecast of 1.4%, reported in Economic Development Winnipeg’s second and third quarter economic highlights for 2013.
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 3rd Quarter
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Winnipeg continued to experience steady economic growth in the third quarter of 2013. The Conference Board of Canada’s latest economic forecast for Winnipeg projects real GDP growth of 1.4% in 2013. About one-half of Canada’s metropolitan areas should experience real GDP growth in the range of 1% in 2013; the national average is forecasted at 1.7%. With momentum building in the local manufacturing sector, coupled with the expected growth in the services sector next year, Winnipeg is forecasted to achieve stronger GDP growth of about 2% in 2014.
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 2nd Quarter
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In their Autumn 2013 Metropolitan Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada adjusted their previous forecast of real GDP growth in Winnipeg in 2013 to 1.4%—down from 2.3%, as noted in Economic Development Winnipeg’s Q1 2013 Quarterly Economic Highlights. Despite this downgrade, Winnipeg continues to perform relatively well compared to the national average.
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 1st Quarter
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In their Spring 2013 Metropolitan Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada forecasts real GDP growth for Winnipeg to be 2.3% in 2013. This follows two years of moderate growth in 2012 (1.6%) and 2011 (1.7%). The Conference Board projects similar real GDP growth of 2.4% in 2014.