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Government Finance Statistics, fourth quarter 2016

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Released: 2017-03-24

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 between participating countries.

Quarterly GFS data are available in CANSIM for overall government in Canada and for four sectors from 1990 to the fourth quarter of 2016. These sectors are the federal government, provincial/territorial governments, local governments, and Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

  Note to readers

Currently, Government Finance Statistics (GFS) quarterly data are derived by mapping Canada's System of National Accounts data to GFS concepts and conventions.


Additional information can also be found in the Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X).

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