FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Canadian economic outlook seems positive for most of the firms surveyed by the Bank of Canada's winter business outlook survey, although they point out at the increasing uncertainty and the volatility of the Canadian Dollar.

In a context of a positive year for sales, a majority of firms reported increases, most companies expect their sales volume to grow next year at the same pace. 2007 was so good for dales that the amount of firms reporting difficulties to meet an unexpected increase on demand, reached a new high.

The balance of opinion over investment in machinery remains unchanged from autumn's survey pointing to an increase on investment over the next year, same applies for employment, with most firms expecting to increase employees over the next 12 months.

The opinion on input prices is slightly negative, with companies expecting input prices to rise next year. The balance of opinion on output prices equals to zero, with the same amount of firms expecting their output prices to grow at a slower pace than those expecting output prices to grow faster.