Consumer confidence high in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Poll shows upward trend in Atlantic Canada

The CRA Consumer Confidence Index for Atlantic Canada increased sharply this quarter - the highest level being seen in Newfoundland and Labrador - according to the most recent poll by Corporate Research Associates, Inc.
According to a news release, this measure continues an upward trend since hitting a low point in February when Consumer Confidence was at its lowest point since 1991.
For the first time since early 2008, the Consumer Confidence Index in Atlantic Canada tops 100 points, and stands at 101.3 (up from 92.1 in May.)
Consumer confidence increased in all four Atlantic Provinces, and remains highest in Newfoundland and Labrador (111.0, up from 99.8), followed by Prince Edward Island (99.8, up from 90.7), New Brunswick (98.6, up from 93.8), and Nova Scotia at 98.2 (up from 86.6).
"While Atlantic Canadians have a more positive outlook on the economy and their personal well being, it will likely take a few more months for consumer spending to catch up with this shift in opinion," says Don Mills, CRA's president and CEO.
The Consumer Confidence Index is derived from a series of five questions related to the perceived state of the provincial economy, household economic situation, and conditions for major purchases.
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, based on a sample of 1,507 adult residents. The survey was conducted from Aug. 6 to 31. Results are accurate to within +2.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Organizations: Corporate Research Associates, CRA Atlantic Quarterly

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Provinces Prince Edward Island New Brunswick Nova Scotia Don Mills

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  • Keep on playing with
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Must only send out these surveys to those working in Government pulling in $133,000 per year. They sure are not asking the 40% or so without employment.

  • July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Hey Andrew, they are hoping for the 'Lemming Effect'.

  • Paddy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I spotted this article and also the comments below. I recently visited St John's and was very surprised to see the changes that have happened there since my last visit (3 years ago). I have two points to make, firstly you would never know that there was a massive world recession going on when you walk around St. John's, complain you might, but its scary out there, people are being wiped out so be thankful for what you have. Secondly, on the other side of the coin, prices in St. John's are rising at a crazy rate, does anyone have any inflation figures for the province, are wages rising by equivalent amounts? As for the whole housing market, it's a classic bubble and its heating up very fast. The whole property tax situation is a complete joke too, you might want to check out what happened in Ireland

  • Stan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    lemmings rock. GO BUY IT!

  • Andrew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    hahahaha, nice try kids. Taking your extremely narrow polls, asking a select group, publishing the results, and hoping it will increasing spending is insane.

    No one is fooling anyone in NL about economic conditions. We've been in a recession for over 15 years now, kids.

  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    A recession is consecutive quaters with no growth, NL has led the country in GDP growth for two or three years now. We have also seen some of the highest real estate price growth in the country. I just wish those who keep spewing their crap would pack up and leave, and take your negativity with you.

  • Keep on playing with
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Must only send out these surveys to those working in Government pulling in $133,000 per year. They sure are not asking the 40% or so without employment.

  • July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Hey Andrew, they are hoping for the 'Lemming Effect'.

  • Paddy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    I spotted this article and also the comments below. I recently visited St John's and was very surprised to see the changes that have happened there since my last visit (3 years ago). I have two points to make, firstly you would never know that there was a massive world recession going on when you walk around St. John's, complain you might, but its scary out there, people are being wiped out so be thankful for what you have. Secondly, on the other side of the coin, prices in St. John's are rising at a crazy rate, does anyone have any inflation figures for the province, are wages rising by equivalent amounts? As for the whole housing market, it's a classic bubble and its heating up very fast. The whole property tax situation is a complete joke too, you might want to check out what happened in Ireland

  • Stan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    lemmings rock. GO BUY IT!

  • Andrew
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    hahahaha, nice try kids. Taking your extremely narrow polls, asking a select group, publishing the results, and hoping it will increasing spending is insane.

    No one is fooling anyone in NL about economic conditions. We've been in a recession for over 15 years now, kids.

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    A recession is consecutive quaters with no growth, NL has led the country in GDP growth for two or three years now. We have also seen some of the highest real estate price growth in the country. I just wish those who keep spewing their crap would pack up and leave, and take your negativity with you.