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Provincial economic analysis

Our economists take a closer look at provincial economies. Track regional economic activity, the housing market and economic trends.

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Regional Economic Studies

Overview of economic activity in Quebec’s administrative regions: labour and housing markets, investment, personal income, etc. Comparison with Quebec economic trends and short-term outlook. 

One annual publication for each region 

Desjardins Affordability Index

Our index measures the ability of households to purchase a home and assume the related costs. It also helps assess the risks weighing on the housing market and anticipate major variations in residential prices. 

The index is calculated for: 

  • Canada, Quebec and Ontario  
  • Metropolitan areas in Quebec and Ontario  
  • Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg  

Published every 6 months 

Spotlight on Housing

Our economists present the highlights of the residential sector in Quebec. 

Published 4 to 6 times a year 

Desjardins Leading Index

Use this composite index to monitor shifts in Quebec's economy that may indicate an imminent recession or recovery.    

Published monthly 

Economic News

Brief analyses of key economic statistics.   

Published a few times a month


Sector-based analyses of economic activity in Quebec. 

Published a few times a year

Economic Viewpoint

Monitoring the economy and interpreting the news.     

Published weekly

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News and financial markets

Find out all about market trends, central bank monetary policies and economic news.

Actualités et marchés financiers

Govern­ment budgets

Review federal and provincial budget highlights.

Budgets des gouvernements