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    0.002
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  • DATVF.DALLAX
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  • DATVF.CHIATL
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  • DATVF.VWU
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  • DATVF.VSU
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    0.007
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  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.929
    0.012
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  • DATVF.LAXDAL
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    0.020
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  • ITVI.USA
    9,700.980
    -17.990
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    5.250
    0.020
    0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,691.410
    -18.120
    -0.2%
  • TLT.USA
    2.580
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    150.000
    0.000
    0%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
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    0.058
    2.9%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.629
    -0.042
    -2.5%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.437
    -0.059
    -3.9%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.005
    0.060
    6.3%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.412
    0.002
    0.1%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
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  • DATVF.CHIATL
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  • DATVF.VSU
    1.262
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  • DATVF.PHLCHI
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    0.012
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  • DATVF.LAXDAL
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  • ITVI.USA
    9,700.980
    -17.990
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  • OTRI.USA
    5.250
    0.020
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  • OTVI.USA
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  • TLT.USA
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CanadaEconomics

Exports boost Canada’s economy

GDP growth hits 3.7 percent on trade surge, but patches of weakness in householding and business spending paint a mixed picture.

The growth of Canada’s economy hit 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2019 as a surge in exports offset weaker domestic demand.

Trade largely fueled the increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) reported by Statistics Canada on August 30. Broad strength in exports included a 3.7 percent increase in goods and a 5.9 jump in energy.

But weakness appeared with a slowdown in the growth of household spending to 0.1 percent and a decline in non-residential business investment.

“The picture that emerges is hardly one of strength,” TD analyst Brian DePratto wrote

DePratto noted that the trade increase largely came from a jump in May. 

“This was a ‘less than meets the eye’ report,” he wrote. 

A separate Statistics Canada report tracking economic activity by industries showed the transportation and warehousing sector declining by 0.2 percent in June.

Performance by mode was mixed. Trucking by grew 0.36 percent, but rail declined by 2.3 percent.

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Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist who covers Canada for FreightWaves. He spent seven years as an investigative reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley.

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