Oil rebound drives strong GDP gain, as Canadian economy moves to more solid footing


Gains mark the strongest two-month increase since the end of 2017

Canada’s economy grew by a greater-than-expected 0.3 per cent in April, the second strong performance in a row, suggesting a recent slowdown is ending, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday.

That marks the strongest two-month increase since the end of 2017.

The gains were driven by rebounding oil output that is returning the nation’s economy to a more solid footing.

Analysts in a Reuters poll had predicted GDP expansion of 0.1 per cent in April after a 0.5 per cent increase in March. The overall two-month growth was the greatest since November and December 2017.

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