Understanding the drivers of the Canadian dollar

  • Sep 07, 2016

FCC Senior Economist Leigh Anderson explains how the value of the Canadian dollar is decided and why a lower loonie can benefit the Canadian ag industry.

Video Highlights

  • Supply and demand (most notably the demand for oil) and interest rates are the key drivers in the value of the Canadian dollar
  • Understanding what affects the Canadian dollar is important because most agricultural commodities are priced in U.S. dollars
  • In most cases, a lower loonie is actually good for the Canadian ag industry