The underground economy in Canada, 1992 to 2009

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Available today are estimates of the underground economy in Canada for the period 1992 to 2009. Data up to 2008 inclusively, previously published in June 2011, have been revised.

In 2009, total underground activity in Canada was estimated at an upper limit of $35 billion.

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