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 Economic growth in Canada will gradually accelerate over the next few years, helped by a continued expansion in private consumption and a return to positive growth in fixed investment....

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Canada Industry Coverage (19)

Agribusiness

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Agribusiness Market Value BMI Market Value By Commodity (% of Total) (2010-2018) BMI View: Grain production will fall in Canada in 2014/15, as logistical problems during the 2013/14 season have...

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Autos

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While our headline growth forecast for 2014 has been revised up slightly to 3.3%, the bigger revisions come in the balance between segments, with an upward revision for light truck sales and downward...

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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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The Canadian military is in a period of transition that we believe will last for several years, as the government winds down operations abroad and focuses more on domestic priorities. However, we...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : The most important challenge for private consumption growth in Canada over the next two to three years is the daunting level of private debt that has continued to build up in the...

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Freight Transport

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Economic growth in Canada will continue to accelerate in the coming years, having come in above our expectations in 2013, which is good news for the country's freight industry. The economy posted 2.0...

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   The maturity of the Canadian IT market means that growth rates will significantly underperform emerging markets, but in terms of spending per capita Canada will continue to be one...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:   The Canadian construction sector continues to suffer from limited growth, leading to a downward revision of our expected real growth to 1.7% in 2014.   This is caused by the...

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Insurance

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BMI View:   Key trends are emerging with the publication of updated results from leading players in the Canadian insurance sectors, with many companies reporting only limited growth in this...

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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 e xpected to grow at a CAGR of 4....

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Metals

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BMI View: Canada's economic exposure to both the US and Mexico will enable output growth in its metals industry to 2018, particularly as the majority of Canadian metal production is exported...

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Mining

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BMI View:   Canada 's diversified mineral base and its status as a top destination for mining firms seeking to raise funds on capital markets will enable it to remain a   major player in the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   The outlook for Canada's oil and gas industry is still a positive one, though its upstream potential needs more support from the community and the government for infrastructure...

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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: The Canadian pharmaceutical and healthcare market will become increasingly attractive to pharmaceutical companies over the next few years as e conomic growth in the country...

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Power

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BMI View :   Although e conomic growth in Canada will gradually accelerate over the next few years , helped by a continued expansion in private consumption and a return to posi tive...

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Renewables

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BMI View: We have maintained our forecasts for Canada's non-hydro renewables industry this quarter as our fundamental assumptions of the market remain in place. The wealth of natural potential...

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Shipping

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Economic growth in Canada will gradually accelerate over the next few years, helped by a continued expansion in private consumption and a return to positive growth in fixed investment. Our growth...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View:   Perhaps inevitably, no new significant players entered the Canadian mobile market as a result of the auction of 700MHz spectrum in early 2014. The three incumbent national players...

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