Canadian Household Debt, GDP, Foreign Direct Investment and Balance of Trade and a Google Search Mexican Peso & Canadian Dollar Below
DEBT data are book value quarterly; GDP data are seasonally adjusted at annual rates; FDI FDO data are annual; NET TRADE data are seasonally adjusted monthly.
NOTE ON #2 - Foreign Direct Investment
The difference between Capital Investment leaving Canada to Capital Investment entering Canada has widened dramatically since 2014 by 19%.
For every dollar coming into Canada
in 2014, $1.14 left
in 2015, $1.33 left
in 2016, $1.27 left
in 2017, $1.36 left
The 20 year widening trend is accelerating.
Canada Households Debt To Disposable Income
Households Debt in Canada increased to 171.31 percent of gross income in 2018 from 170.20 percent in 2018.
Clearly the post 2008 credit crash period and our monetary policy coming out of it has led not only to a furious bid in real estate assets with all its consequences of draining disposable income, but the gap between mortgage debt and other household debt remains high and wide relative to pre-crash times.
The other features of the chart show that in the decade before the crash as the commodity boom began to peak, our Foreign Direct Investment account flipped poles so that more Canadian capital was being invested offshore than offshore capital was being invested in Canada. Coming out of the March 2009 Pit of Gloom with monetary policy firmly presiding over state suppression of market interest rates, the shift in polarity in the FDI has little reason to flip back to the 1980's and '90's when more offshore investment capital came into Canada than capital leaving Canada.
With the 2017 FDI clocking in at another big "wide", the trend is now very clear, the flight of Canadian capital towards offshore workers is on. ITEM: "Investment outflow from Canada already underway in 'real time' says RBC Head. Toronto City News, April 1, 2018"
Cheap capital is in search of cheap productive Labour in an effort to realize a better return on investment from exploiting the price mismatch. Clearly this is working as our deeply negative Balance of Trade data suggest; we buy more than we sell, hence we supply net income to entities outside our "borders" financed and subsidized by our own cheap credit and our willingness to hock the future.
StatsCan April 2018 NOTES on 2017 FDI-FDO
SNIPPIT: "Canada's net direct investment position with the rest of the world widened by $22.1 billion in 2017 to $297.1 billion. Over the previous 10 years, the stock of Canadian direct investment abroad grew by 117.6%—nearly double the rate of foreign direct investment in Canada."
CME 2012 Data: Canada is the fifth largest investor in Mexico. More than 3,000 companies in Mexico operate with Canadian capital. There are an estimated 2,500 Canadian affiliates based out of Mexico, the largest ones being Goldcorp, Bombardier and Scotiabank.