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Study: Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Spring 2017

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Released: 2017-04-20

This article in the Economic Insights series, released semi-annually, provides an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices.

Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during late 2016 and early 2017.

This article is accompanied by a chart book, which highlights selected changes in the Canadian economy since oil prices began to decline in mid-2014.


The research article "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2017," part of Economic Insights (Catalogue number11-626-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

The chart book Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: How have the decline in oil prices and a weaker Canadian dollar affected Canada's economy?, available from Statistic Canada's presentation series about the economy, environment and society (Catalogue number11-631-X), is also available.

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To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Guy Gellatly (613-415-6894;, or Elizabeth Richards at 613-863-4623 (, Analytical Studies Branch.

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