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  • Table: 36-10-0447-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0152)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Activities of foreign majority-owned affiliates in Canada, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Users have the option of selecting information related to the economic and financial activity of foreign majority-owned enterprises.

    Release date: 2018-11-14

  • Table: 65-001-X
    Description:

    Included in this publication are a series of summary tables showing monthly, quarterly, and annual data on both a customs and balance of payments basis. Data are presented by commodity category and province. Price and volume indexes and constant dollar information are also included.

    Release date: 2017-02-07

  • Table: 36-10-0194-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 380-0559)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: Historical: Current transactions with non-residents, reconciliation with the Canadian Balance of International Payments, based on the 1968 System of National Accounts international standards, 1926 to 1986.
    Release date: 2015-06-30

  • Table: 36-10-0043-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0001)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual data on the balance of payments, current account by category, by country or region.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0044-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0002)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual data on the balance of payments, capital and financial account by category, by country or region.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0045-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0003)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly data on the balance of payments, current account by category, by country or region.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0046-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0004)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly data on the balance of payments, capital and financial account by category, by country or region.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0047-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0005)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly seasonally adjusted data on the balance of payments, current account by category.

    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0048-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0006)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 44 series, with data for years 1946 - 2011 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Current accounts, goods (17 items: Total; goods; Energy products; Forestry products; Agricultural and fishing products ...), Receipts, payments and balances (3 items: Receipts; Payments; Balances ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0049-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0007)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    This table contains 44 series, with data for years 1961 -2012 (not all combinations necessarily have data for all years). This table contains data described by the following dimensions (Not all combinations are available): Geography (1 items: Canada ...), Current accounts, goods (17 items: Total; goods; Agricultural and fishing products; Energy products; Forestry products ...), Receipts, payments and balances (3 items: Receipts; Payments; Balances ...).

    Release date: 2012-10-01
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2014261993
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-09-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20122996344
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012018
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series highlights the new set of estimates for Canadian direct investment abroad and Foreign direct investment in Canada that present Canada's international investment position on a market value basis. It is one of a series of Economic Insights articles designed to emphasize key aspects of the new national accounts data and their utility for analyses of the Canadian economy. Several of these articles highlight changes to the organization of the national accounts data or draw attention to improvements in measurement.

    Release date: 2012-10-25

  • Journals and periodicals: 67-001-X
    Description:

    This publication presents Canada's transactions with non-residents on a quarterly basis. These transactions are grouped under two main accounts: the current account which includes goods, services, investment income and current transfers; and the capital and financial account which includes information on a country's investing and financing activities. The transactions are further broken down by major geographical region: United States, United Kingdom, other countries of the European Union, Japan, other countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and all other countries. The data are presented quarterly and annually for the six most recent years.

    Each publication includes several pages of data analysis accompanied by graphics, definitions, CANSIM data bank numbers, data quality measures and a list of occasional articles and research papers. The first quarter issue includes revisions to quarterly and annual data for the most recent four years. Statistics are derived from surveys, administrative data and other sources.

    Release date: 2012-09-04

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2012005
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article reports on long-run changes in the value of Canada's external financial assets and liabilities. It summarizes results from the research paper, Canada's International Investment Position: Recent Trends and Implications for Aggregate Measures of Income and Wealth, and is part of an ongoing research program at Statistics Canada that investigates the international dimensions of the Canadian economy.

    Release date: 2012-02-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X201000911343
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A review of how the unfolding of the global financial crisis was reflected in securities transactions and investment flows into and out of Canada.

    Release date: 2010-09-16

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2007048
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Evaluations of an economy's economic performance are often made using a measure of real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, which represents the average remuneration (labour income plus capital services) that an economy generates through domestic production.

    Because real GDP is a constant dollar measure of the remuneration to capital and labour in an economy, it does not account for who owns the capital, how much of it is used up through production or how relative price shifts affect the volume of goods and services that can be purchased.

    Modifications can be made to traditional estimates of GDP to account for these factors. This paper examines the performance of the Canadian economy using alternate measures' gross domestic income, gross national income and net national income. The paper also examines the relative performance of the Canadian and U.S. economies using standard GDP measures and these alternate measures.

    The comparison spans the period from 1980 to 2006, but focuses on the 2002-to-2006 period. During these latter years, changes in commodity prices, manufactured goods prices, the exchange rate, international investment income and capital consumption have all contributed importantly to real income growth in Canada.

    As a result, a very different picture of relative performance of the Canadian and U.S. economies emerges when an aggregate income measure is used that accounts for relative price changes, international income flows and capital consumption than when real GDP is used. From 2002 to 2006, U.S. real GDP per capita grew 9.3% while Canadian GDP per capita rose 7.0%, making it appear that the U.S. economy was outperforming the Canadian economy. However, once changes in resource prices and the exchange rate, international investment income and capital consumption are taken into account, real income per capita in the United States increased by 8.6%, which is similar to its GDP per capita growth. However, the Canadian adjusted measure of real income per capita growth rose 15.6%, more than twice the per capita real GDP growth in Canada and nearly double the U.S. rate.

    In contrast, the difference between the two economies was exactly the opposite in the period from 1980 to 2000 when commodity prices were falling, when the exchange rate was not appreciating and when outward flows of income to foreigners were increasing relative to the income paid to Canadians. During this period, when consideration is given to these factors, real income measures in Canada were falling relative to those in the United States.

    Release date: 2007-11-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2005021
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article analyses Canadian direct investment abroad in 'Offshore Financial Centers' between 1990 and 2003. It provides an analysis of the distribution of Canadian direct investment assets in these countries and elsewhere in the world by industry. Lastly, it measures and analyses these countries' contribution to the growth of assets held abroad by Canadian companies during the period.

    Release date: 2005-03-14

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20050017825
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article presents a trend analysis of the tourism trade balance between Canada and the United States using data from the International Travel Survey. Specifically, the article is an attempt to identify the factors or travel characteristics that had the greatest effect on the tourism trade balance since 1991. Pre-1991 data are not considered. The study focuses exclusively on travel between Canada and the United States because the U.S. contributes more than any other country to Canada's international travel receipts and is the country where Canadian travellers spend the most outside Canada.

    Release date: 2005-01-26

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M2004022
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Canada's balance of payments with the United States should be, in principle, the mirror image of the U.S. balance of payments with Canada. In practice, however, the two countries' statistics have conceptual, methodological and data differences.

    Each year, the two countries' balance of payments current accounts are reconciled to reflect how the estimates would appear if both countries used common definitions, methodologies and data sources. Such reconciliation is important because of the extensive economic links between the two countries and the need to explain differences in their published official bilateral estimates.

    Release date: 2004-12-22
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2201
    Description: To provide statistical information and analysis of the value of Canada's merchandise exports and imports by commodity, province or territory, partner country, and other relevant dimensions on a customs basis.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2202
    Description: To provide statistical information on the value of Canada's merchandise exports and imports by commodity and by partner country, on a balance of payments basis.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2203
    Description: To provide trade prices and volume measurement (including constant dollars) for integration to the Canadian Macroeconomic Accounts framework, forecasting, deflation processes and price measurement.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5230
    Description: The Activities of Foreign Majority-Owned Affiliates in Canada describes the characteristics, activity, financial position and performance of Foreign Majority-Owned Canadian Affiliates (FMOCAs) of foreign multinational enterprises. Inward Foreign Affiliate Statistics (FATS) are an extension of statistics on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Canada.
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