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Sask Trends Monitor tracks social, economic, and demographic trends in Saskatchewan.

The newsletter is published monthly by QED Information Systems, a Regina based consulting firm specializing in surveys and statistical analysis. Sask Trends Monitor is in its 35th year of publication.

Doug Elliott is the owner of QED Information Systems and publisher of Sask Trends Monitor. Mr. Elliott was born and raised in Saskatchewan, educated in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Regina, and is a well-respected commentator on provincial issues. A Consultant since 1984, his client group includes First Nations; local, provincial, and federal governments; private sector organizations; and the non-profit sector.

This Month's Issue

CONSUMER SPENDING TRENDS

A number of indicators suggest that the slump in consumer spending ended late in 2016 but the layoffs and tax increases in the provincial budget may put that tentative recovery at risk.

THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

After a rough patch in 2016, the manufacturing and processing sector is growing in early 2017 but the turnaround is limited to non-durable goods.
Saskatchewan Declining Productivity

PRODUCTIVITY DECLINE

Productivity in the provincial economy continues to decline and to do so more quickly than in other provinces. Something needs to change.

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