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Josh Nye, senior economist at the Royal Bank of Canada, notes that the Canada’s GDP rose 0.2% in May, 0.1 ppt above consensus as goods production saw another solid increase.

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“Canadian GDP surprised to the upside for a third consecutive month in May. Growth was once again broadly-based with most services industries recording gains (retail and wholesale being key exceptions) and goods production posting another solid increase.”

“Today’s solid reading for May leaves us tracking annualized growth of nearly 3% in Q2″”above our earlier estimate and the Bank of Canada’s latest forecast. Strong growth in the last several months underscores why the BoC has maintained a neutral policy bias even as the Fed is set to lower rates, starting this afternoon.”