Date
GMT+01:00
Event Value
Apr, 21 13:30
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Apr, 21 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.5% m/m; 1.1% y/y
Forecast: 0.6% m/m; 2.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The key gauge for inflation in Canada. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Canadian Dollar, meaning each Dollar buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most obvious way to measure changes in purchasing power - the report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Canadian household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Dollars to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

As the most important indicator of inflation in Canada , Consumer Price figures are closely followed by Canada 's central bank. The Bank of Canada has a target inflation band of 1 - 3 % and uses CPI and Core CPI as its principle gauge (the Bank of Canada posts inflation targets and CPI on their homepage). A rising CPI may prompt the central bank to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Dollar more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Dollar.

0.5% m/m; 1.1% y/y
Apr, 21 15:00
★★★
Overnight Rate
Overnight Rate
Country:
Date: Apr, 21 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.25%
Forecast: 0.25%
Actual: -
Period: Apr

BoC Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of Canada. If the BoC is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and rises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the CAD. Likewise, if the BoC has a dovish view on the Canadian economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

0.25%
Apr, 21 15:00
★★★
BOC Rate Statement
BOC Rate Statement
Country:
Date: Apr, 21 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

This statement is the primary medium used by the Bank of Canada (BoC) to communicate with investors about monetary policy decisions, specifically those regarding interest rates.

Apr, 21 15:00
★★★
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
Country:
Date: Apr, 21 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

A quarterly report of the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council, presenting the Bank’s base-case projection for inflation and growth in the Canadian economy, and its assessment of risks.

Apr, 21 16:00
★★★
Bank of Canada Press Conference
Bank of Canada Press Conference
Country:
Date: Apr, 21 16:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

(BOC) Press Conference Following the Release of the Monetary Policy Report The global economic recovery is entering a new phase.

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