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Government finance statistics, first quarter 2021

Released: 2021-06-17

Quarterly financial data for the Canadian general government and its subsectors from 1990 to the first quarter of 2021 are now available. These subsectors are the federal government, provincial-territorial governments, local governments, and the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

Government finance statistics present fiscal statistics using the International Monetary Fund standard. This standard allows consistent aggregation and analysis between participating countries.

  Note to readers

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

This release of GFS includes revised data for the first quarter of 2020 to the fourth quarter of 2020.


Additional information can be found in the Latest Developments in the Canadian Economic Accounts (Catalogue number13-605-X). The User Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (Catalogue number13-606-G) is also available. This publication has been updated with Chapter 9. Government Finance Statistics.

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