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Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2013

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Released: 2014-03-25

Quarterly data for Government Finance Statistics (GFS), a system that presents fiscal statistics using the international standard GFS developed by the International Monetary Fund, are now available. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis across countries.

Quarterly GFS data are available in CANSIM for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1991 to the fourth quarter of 2013. These sectors are federal government, provincial/territorial governments, local governments as well as Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

  Note to readers

Currently, Government Finance Statistics (GFS) data are being derived by mapping Canada's System of National Accounts data to GFS concepts and conventions. Beginning in 2014, GFS data will be derived directly from government financial information.

Additional information can also be found in the Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X), available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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