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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: 36-10-0050-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0008)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 18 series, with data for years 1964 - 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 ...), Assets, liabilities, and net positions (3 items: Assets; Net positions; Liabilities ...), Changes in foreign currencies (6 items: Total; With all non-residents; United Kingdom residents; United States residents ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0051-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0009)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 26 series, with data for years 1975 - 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 ...), Flows and positions (2 items: Flows; Positions ...), Transactions in assets and liabilities (13 items: Other; assets; Total assets; Deposits; assets; Loans; assets ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0052-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0010)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description: This table contains 18 series, with data for years 1979 - 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 ...), Assets, liabilities and net positions (3 items: Assets; Liabilities; Net positions ...), Changes in foreign currencies (6 items: Total; With all non-residents; United States residents; United Kingdom residents ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0053-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0011)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description: This table contains 26 series, with data for years 1975 - 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 ...), Flows and positions (2 items: Flows; Positions ...), Transactions in assets and liabilities (13 items: Total assets; Other; assets; Loans; assets; Deposits; assets ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0054-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0014)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 168 series, with data for years 1975 - 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 ...), Direct investment (4 items: Foreign direct investment in Canada from United States; Canadian direct investment in United States; Foreign direct investment in Canada; all countries; Canadian direct investment abroad; all countries ...), Direct investment flows (6 items: Net flows; Gross long-term inflows; Gross long-term outflows; Net long-term flows ...), Direct investment by industry (7 items: All industries; Energy and metallic minerals; Machinery and transportation equipment; Wood and paper ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0055-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0015)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 14 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 ...), Type of direct investment (2 items: Canadian direct investment abroad; Foreign direct investment in Canada ...), Direct investment flows (7 items: Net flows; Outflows; Reinvested earnings; outflows; Flows; outflows ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0056-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0016)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 18 series, with data for years 1975 - 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 ...), Direct investment (18 items: Foreign direct investment in Canada; net flows; Sales and acquisition of foreign direct investment interest; Canadian direct investment abroad; net flows; Other flows of foreign direct investment ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0057-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0017)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description: This table contains 28 series, with data for years 1970 - 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 ...), Type of direct investment (2 items: Canadian direct investment abroad; Foreign direct investment in Canada ...), Direct investment, type of flows and industry (14 items: Net flows; Flows; outflows; Reinvested earnings; outflows; Outflows ...).
    Release date: 2012-10-01

  • Table: 36-10-0079-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0043)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 156 series, with data for years 1946 - 1993 (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 ...), Direct investment (4 items: Canadian direct investment abroad; all countries;Foreign direct investment in Canada; all countries;Foreign direct investment in Canada from United States;Canadian direct investment in United States ...), Direct investment flows (3 items: Net flows;Gross inflows;Gross outflows ...), Direct investment by industry (13 items: All industries;Petroleum and natural gas; old industrial classification of the Balance of Payments Division;Manufacturing industries; old industrial classification of the Balance of Payments Division;Mining and smelting; old industrial classification of the Balance of Payments Division ...).
    Release date: 2000-02-18

  • Table: 36-10-0080-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 376-0044)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description: This table contains 6 series, with data for years 1975 - 1993 (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 ...), Direct investment (6 items: Foreign direct investment in Canada; gross inflows;Foreign direct investment in Canada; gross outflows;Other foreign direct investment in Canada;Sales of existing interest in Canada to non-residents ...).
    Release date: 2000-02-18
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  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1999018
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper provides a reconciliation of the current account of the balance of payments for Canada and the United States to reflect how the estimates would appear if both countries used common definitions, methodologies and data sources.

    Release date: 1999-04-20

  • Articles and reports: 67-001-X19980034330
    Description:

    This article presents the results of the reconciliation of the bilateral current account estimates of Canada and the United States for 1996 and 1997.

    Release date: 1999-01-15

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997017
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper summarizes major changes implemented in the balance of payments and international investment position.

    Release date: 1997-09-23

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997002
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The document focusses on foreign holdings of Canadian bonds. It identifies the broad geographical foreign areas where the bonds are held, the Canadian sectors that issued foreign-held bonds, the currency of payment of these bonds, their term to maturity, and the interest expenses on them.

    Release date: 1997-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997004
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The study provides an overall assessment of Canada's balance of payments statistics with a special focus on the statistical discrepancy over the 1970 to 1991 period.

    Release date: 1997-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997005
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper explores the accounting relationship between the public debt and the foreign debt of the country as a whole. Public debt refers here to the debt of all three levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal.

    Release date: 1997-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997010
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report examines the data model for balance of payments accounting.

    Release date: 1997-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997011
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper provides a reconciliation of the current account of the balance of payments for Canada and the United States to reflect how the estimates would appear if both countries used common definitions, methodologies and data sources.

    Release date: 1997-05-13

  • Articles and reports: 67F0001M1997013
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper looks at Statistics Canada's implementation of new definitions for services trade as a key step to producing data that are more internationally comparable.

    Release date: 1997-05-13
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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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