Government Finance Statistics, third quarter 2015
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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 third quarter of 2015. These sectors are the federal government, provincial/territorial governments, local governments and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.
Note to readers
The third quarter release of GFS includes revised data for the first quarter of 1990 to the second quarter of 2015. As well as incorporating new data sources, this release reflects revised estimates in accordance with the 2015 comprehensive revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts. Additional information is available in the article "Results from the 2015 Comprehensive Revision to the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts."
Additional information can also be found in the Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (13-605-X), available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.
For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; STATCAN.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.STATCAN@canada.ca).
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