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Recent developments in the Canadian economy, Spring 2018

Released: 2018-04-23

The article "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy," which is released semi-annually as part of the Economic Insights series, 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 article provides information about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during late 2017 and early 2018. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this article are based on seasonally adjusted data available in CANSIM on April 6, 2018.

This article is accompanied by a chart book, which highlights selected changes in the Canadian economy.


The research article "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy: Spring 2018," part of Economic Insights (Catalogue number11-626-X), is now available.

The chart book "Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy," part of Statistics Canada's presentation series about the economy, environment and society (Catalogue number11-631-X), is also available.

Contact information

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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 (613-863-4623;, Analytical Studies Branch.

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