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Financial and Wealth Accounts on a from-whom-to-whom basis: Selected financial instruments, third quarter 2018

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Released: 2018-12-21

Statistics Canada's from-whom-to-whom (FWTW) project builds on the information currently found in the Financial and Wealth Accounts (FWA), the program that is responsible for producing Canada's national balance sheet and financial flows. This first release focuses on government, through the publication of six financial instruments that are unique debt instruments for that sector: Government of Canada bonds; Government of Canada short-term paper; Provincial and Territorial government bonds; Local government bonds; Government claims: loans and advances; and Government claims: equity.

This release also includes the introduction of a new visualization tool that can be used to analyse a subset of FWA government data. Specifically, this tool allows for a fully customized presentation of counterparty information demonstrating the financial interconnectedness between the government sectors and the other sectors of the economy, as well as the rest of the world. With each subsequent FWA release, new FWTW details will also be released, until Canada's international commitments regarding the G20 Data Gaps Initiative II (sectorial balance sheet) are met. Eventually, FWTW data and the new tool will fully describe the financial interconnectedness of all sectors for all financial instruments in the FWA.


The data visualisation product Financial accounts on a from-whom-to-whom basis, selected financial instruments (Catalogue number71-607-X) is now available.

The document, "Financial and Wealth Accounts on a from-whom-to-whom basis: selected financial instruments," which is part of Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X), is now available.

The User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-606-G) is also available.

The Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-607-X) is also available.

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