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DTZ Barnicke Economic Index - British Columbia May 2011

BC Business Indicators Previous

Current

Data As Of

Wholesale Sales ($ Million)

4,205.8

4,185.9

3/2011

Retail Sales ($ Million)

4,838.9

4,850.9

3/2011

Residential

448,938

458,377

3/2011

Industrial

18,036

35,842

3/2011

Commercial

102,809

288,492

3/2011

20.4

24.6

4/2011

Durable 1,637,363

1,621,911

3/2011

1,538,177 1,593,582

3/2011

Building Permits ($ Thousand)

Housing Starts (Thousands) Manufacturing ($ Thousand)

Non-Durable

116.1

116.3

4/2011

2,398.2

2,715.0

3/2011

CPI Exports ($ Million)

National Financial Indicators

BC Demographic Indicators Previous

Current

Data As Of

Unemployment Rate

8.1%

7.9%

4/2011

Population (Thousands)

4,554

4,554

1/2011

Employment (Thousands) Trade

360.8

346.1

4/2011

Transportation/Warehousing

121.8

123.3

4/2011

FIRE Industries

142.4

144.2

4/2011

Scientific/Technical

175.5

175.2

4/2011

Culture/Recreation

106.0

105.5

4/2011

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Current

Data As Of

Dow Jones

12,342.5

12,810.5

4/2011

S&P/TSX Composite

14,127.9

13,944.8

4/2011

Bank of Canada Rate

1.25

1.25

4/2011

0.9766

0.9582

4/2011

3.00

3.00

4/2011

CAD/USD Prime Rate Definitions

CPI - Consumer Price Index - measures the estimated average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. Unemployment Rate - Percentage of the labour force (aged 15 and over) that is actively seeking work but unable to find employment. FIRE Industries - Denotes Finance, Insurance and Real Estate occupation groups.

Denotes upward movement from last month

Dow Jones - Denotes the price-weighted average of 30 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

Denotes downward movement from last month

S&P/TSX Composite - Index of the stock (equity) prices of the largest companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Denotes no change in movement from last month Data Sources

CAD/USD - Denotes the value of the Canadian dollar in US dollars.

- BC Stats (May, 2011). Business Indicators. Province of British Columbia Issue 05-11. - BC Stats (2011). BC Stats Quarterly Population

Building Permits - Denotes the monthly value of all building permits registered to a municipal corporation in British Columbia.

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