Canada is still experiencing a considerable slow-down, given significant weakness in its exports and the significant challenges for the energy sector due to low oil prices. GDP growth has now been confirmed to be negative for both the 1Q15 and the 2Q15 at -0.8% q-o-q SAAR and -0.5% q-o-q SAAR, respectively. Industrial production was clearly negative in the 2Q15 at -2.4% y-o-y, clearly less than the 1.1% growth from the 1Q15. The latest PMI for manufacturing from August indicates that this trend may continue. It stood at 49.4, clearly below the growth indicating level of 50. Given this current weakening trend, 2015 GDP growth has been revised sharply down to 0.7% from 1.5%. The 2016 growth forecast has also been lowered to 1.9% from 2.0%.