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  • 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

  • Journals and periodicals: 67F0001M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    These papers deal with selected aspects of Canadas' international economic transactions and international positions with foreign countries. They provide background information as well as in depth analysis on data reported in any of the four following publications: Canadas balance of international payments (67-001-XPB), Canadas international transactions in securities (67-002-XPB), Canadas international investment position (67-202-XPB) and Canadas international transactions in services (67-203-XPB).

    Release date: 2004-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040127744
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Recent media reports suggest that the ratio of gross national income (formerly gross national product) to gross domestic product reflects a nation's 'economic maturity'. Nations at a higher stage of economic development generally have a GNI larger than GDP because of their past investments abroad. Less developed countries that depend on large inflows of foreign investment to finance their growth have a smaller GNI than GDP. This article analyzes how relevant these suggestions are for the Canadian economy. Since 1998, our ratio of GNI to GNP has risen 96% to 98%. In dollar terms, Canadians would have received $16.4 billion less income if GNI had grown only as fast as GDP, equivalent to $512 for every Canadian. Based on recent trends, Canada's GNI could outstrip its GDP for the first time on record before the end of the current decade.

    Release date: 2004-12-16

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X20040028505
    Description:

    Key financial instruments in the International Investment Position are now measured at market value.

    Release date: 2004-06-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2004013
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper presents data on cross-border mergers and acquisitions from a Canadian perspective, for 1997 to 2002.

    Release date: 2004-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-010-X20040036835
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article focus on the reasons for the recent sharp shift in Canada's terms of trade and the distributional effects on the economy, which have already been considerable. We also look to the recent American experience with a sharply rising dollar as a guide to how different sectors of the economy could gain or lose from these changes. The terms of international trade - defined as the ratio of our export prices to import prices - shifted in favour of importers at the expenses of exporters.

    Release date: 2004-03-25

  • Articles and reports: 67-001-X20030036827
    Description:

    The reconciled estimates are intended to show how the current account estimates would appear if both countries used the same definitions, methodologies, and data sources.

    Release date: 2004-03-02
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  • Table: 36-10-0470-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0065)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Value of sales, number of employees, total assets, and total liabilities of Canadian majority-owned affiliates abroad by country.

    Release date: 2018-09-19

  • 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-X201917620407
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-06-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2019012
    Description:

    This Economic Insights article presents estimates of the nominal output of foreign-owned multinationals operating in different sectors of Canada’s economy. It examines changes in the value added of foreign majority-owned affiliates, highlighting contributions by country of control. Estimates are examined separately for affiliates operating in resource, manufacturing and service industries. Developed by the Canadian Economic Accounts, the new data summarized in this article are part of a series of projects designed to provide more detailed information on the global dimensions of Canada’s economy. Annual estimates of the value added of foreign-owned affiliates are currently available from 2010 to 2016.

    Release date: 2019-06-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201913420267
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-05-14

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201902319723
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700154883
    Description:

    The Broad Economic Categories (BEC) classification provides users with a new perspective on Canada’s imports and exports. A key feature of the BEC classification is an end-use aggregating structure that is consistent with the three basic classes of goods in the System of National Accounts (SNA), namely, capital goods, intermediate goods, consumption goods. This aggregating structure facilitates the analysis of external trade statistics with other economic data such as industry statistics and national economic account aggregates such as gross domestic product. Imports and exports classified by Broad Economic Categories provide insight into the role of imports and exports as inputs into production, as a source of capital and as a source of goods for final consumption. The focus of this paper will be an analysis of Canada’s external trade according to these national account classes of goods.

    Release date: 2018-01-31

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201700154890
    Description:

    Canada exports over $500 billion worth of merchandise trade annually. This reliance on foreign markets contributes undeniably to Canadian economic activity. However, there are a number of ways of analyzing Canada’s international trade, beyond simply measuring dollar values. One way, that often receives little attention, is to look at the degree of export diversification. Simply put, does an economy have one large customer or multiple customers, or does a country export one product or multiple products?

    Release date: 2018-01-31

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201608413801
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-03-24

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201501014292
    Description:

    This article describes the revisions to the balance of payments data and related statistical products introduced as part of the 2015 Comprehensive Revision of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (CSMA). This exercise is conducted to strengthen the overall quality of the international accounts program and to introduce new concepts and classifications as recommended by updated international standards. The revisions are also harmonized with those of the corresponding accounts in the CSMA.

    Release date: 2015-11-30

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201524512661
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-09-02

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201516712383
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-06-16
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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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