Stuart Bergman

Vice-President and Chief Economist
Export Development Canada


Are we there yet?

Four years after pandemic lockdowns began and COVID-19 reshaped the world in profound ways, our latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) forecasts a smooth—albeit uninspiring—ride through 2024, with the global economy expected to grow by 2.9%. Next year, we expect growth to shift into higher gear, with a robust increase of 3.3%, as lower interest rates allow us to leave the post-pandemic economy behind.

Canada’s economy is expected to grow below trend at only 0.9% in 2024, before accelerating to 1.8% in 2025. In contrast to Canada, American consumers have worked hard to repair their balance sheets over the last 15 years. EDC Economics anticipates U.S. growth of 2.3% in 2024.

Export Development Canada’s 2024 GEO is a must-read, packed with valuable information, as well as insights on the world’s key economies, interest rates, commodity prices and exchange rates. Click below to read the full report.

Forecast table of GDP growth rates for select countries and regions


Forecast table of interest rates, exchange rates and U.S. housing starts


Forecast table of prices for oil, natural gas, gold and copper


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Geopolitical economic impacts

Key economic indicators will show how geopolitical tensions, as well as supply chain issues, have impacted the global economy and the outlook for 2024 and beyond.


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Interest and exchange rates

Take a look at key interest and exchange rates for Canada, Europe and the United States.


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Commodity prices

Find out how commodities, like oil, natural gas, copper and gold, are performing globally.



Continue reading the Global Economic Outlook for more key insights.



Date modified: 2024-04-10