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Maclean's annual chart week

The most important charts to watch in 2019

Maclean's has published their 5th annual "chart week", showcasing more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead including one from Economics Professor Michael Veall that shows bigger U.S. trade deficits are on the way.

Dec 05, 2018

"When we assembled our last charts package for 2018, one of the most frequent topics was the fate of NAFTA. For good reason. The surreal negotiations to remake the trade agreement dominated the headlines throughout much of the past year. With the signing of the (insert your preferred name here) trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, NAFTA has taken a back seat to other economic anxieties as the new year approaches.

That’s evident from this year’s collection of charts to watch in 2019, as chosen by some of the top economists, analysts and business experts in the country. The worries are many, and include rising interest rates, dramatically slowing household credit, Alberta’s oil crisis, U.S.-China tensions and the state of business competitiveness in Canada. You’ll also find charts on the fight against poverty, the rise of the digital economy, B.C.’s plague of forest fires and the evolving role of dads."


To view Mike's chart and read the rest of the article, please visit Maclean's online.