Conducted twice a year, the Trade Confidence Index (TCI) survey captures the outlook and opinions of Canadian exporters in five key areas:
1. Domestic sales
2. Export sales
3. Domestic economic conditions
4. World economic conditions
5. International business opportunities
Fall 2015 TCI survey highlights:
Although the overall TCI score fell for a third consecutive time in Fall 2015 — down to 72.8 from 75.1 in Spring 2015 — it still remains in line with the survey’s historical average for the past 10 years.
Read the Fall 2015 TCI report
More than one-quarter of respondents believe world economic conditions will worsen over the next six months (a result that coincides with the significant market volatility seen at the time this survey was conducted), approximately two-thirds still expect their export sales to increase over that same period. In addition, the lower value of the Canadian dollar continues to have a positive impact on most respondents’ export sales, with more than half indicating that the lower dollar is very important to their ability to compete in foreign markets.