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30 Jul 2018  |  North America
Growth Remains Resilient Despite Escalating Trade Conflict
Regional economic growth in Americas is expected to slow from an average of 2.53% in Q4 2017 to 2.41% in Q1 2018 and further 2.35% in Q2 2018. Although manufacturing sector expanded at a slower pace of 2.0% in Q1 2018, it is expected to rise to 3.4% in Q2 2018. The pace of growth in food and beverage sector declined sharply from 4.8% in Q4 2017 to ...
30 Jan 2018  |  North America
Uncertainty around Key Regional Trade Deal Constraining Economic Growth
Canada’s economic growth rate slowed in Q3 2017 to 1.7% from the high of 3.7% in Q2 2017 due to decline in housing investment and shrinking exports. The uncertainty around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has halted the work around motor vehicle shipping, which has impacted exports. Trade within North America is also expected to de...
19 Jan 2018  |  North America
Strong Growth Momentum despite Uncertainty Around Regional Trade Agreement
Economic growth rate in North America increased to 2.2% in 2017 from 1.5% in 2016. Canada and the United States were among the top countries among advanced economies with GDP growth of 3.0% and 2.2% respectively, in 2017. The region’s manufacturing sector contracted by 1.2% while food & beverage registered a strong growth of 4.6%. In 2017, The ...