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  • Table: 36-10-0441-04
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Reconciliation between the different aggregate measures of consumer credit produced by the Bank of Canada and Statistics Canada (National Balance Sheet Accounts), by loan instrument, on a quarterly basis.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0448-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0126)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    This table contains 2835 series, with data for years 1990 - 2017 (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 item: Canada) Sectors (35 items: Total all sectors; National balance sheet; Households and non-profit institutions serving households; Households; ...) Categories (81 items: Total financial assets; Official international reserves; Gold; Foreign currency deposits and securities; ...).

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0467-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-1000)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    General government gross domestic and foreign debt, and financial liabilities by category, quarterly.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0576-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0117)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Pension assets at market value of social security plans, employer-based plans, government consolidated revenue arrangements, and individual registered saving plans.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0577-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0118)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Annual
    Description:

    Annual data, by flow category and type of pension plan, in dollars.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0578-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0119)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly Financial Flow Accounts data, for the household, corporations, general governments and non-resident sectors, as well as the total of all sectors and the statistical discrepancy, by category.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0579-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0120)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    This financial market summary table presents quarterly Financial Flow Accounts data, unadjusted, by category.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0580-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 378-0121)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Quarterly national balance sheet data, for the household, corporations, general governments and non-resident sectors, as well as the total of all sectors and the consolidated national balance sheet, by category, in both market and book value.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0619-01
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Aggregate measures of business credit produced by the Bank of Canada and Statistics Canada (National Balance Sheet Accounts) on a quarterly basis.

    Release date: 2019-12-13

  • Table: 36-10-0619-02
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description:

    Reconciliation between the different aggregate measures of business credit produced by the Bank of Canada and Statistics Canada (National Balance Sheet Accounts) on a quarterly basis.

    Release date: 2019-12-13
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  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019032
    Description:

    This release of the National Cannabis Survey provides results from the 1st quarter of 2019, including cannabis use by Canadians aged 15 years and over for Canada's ten provinces.

    Release date: 2019-05-02

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20191214824
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-05-01

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2019007
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series provides users with an integrated summary of recent changes in output, employment, household demand, international trade and prices. Organized as a statistical summary of major indicators, the report is designed to inform about recent developments in the Canadian economy, highlighting major changes in the economic data during the second half of 2017 and early 2018. Unless otherwise noted, the tabulations presented in this report are based on seasonally adjusted data available as of April 17, 2019.

    Release date: 2019-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2019002
    Description:

    The aim of this article is two-fold: first, to discuss concepts and methods of estimating Canada-U.S. purchasing power parity (PPP); and second, to present key estimates. The estimates incorporate the 2017 benchmark prices from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) PPP Program and corresponding national income data from the Canadian System of National Accounts. Furthermore, U.S. data were obtained from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Release date: 2019-04-26

  • Journals and periodicals: 13-604-M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    These papers provide background information as well as in depth analysis on data reported in any of the following accounts: income and expenditure accounts, provincial economic accounts, financial flow accounts, national balance sheet accounts, estimates of labour income, and national tourism indicators.

    Release date: 2019-04-26

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201911513901
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-04-25

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X2019114951
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-04-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20191133304
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201900100005
    Description:

    The last global financial crisis revealed some important data gaps in countries’ statistics to properly assess the build-up of risk and the interconnectedness in financial markets. These gaps have led to the development of a series of initiatives at the international level with clear deliverables to enhance the quality of the information produced by countries in the area of financial investment statistics, including statistics on securities. The initiative undertaken at Statistics Canada to enhance securities statistics has produced many benefits with important expansions in terms of additional characteristics of instruments issued and held by Canadians, additional sector details as well as increased frequency and timeliness.

    Release date: 2019-04-16

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201910119099
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-04-11
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2007009
    Description:

    This paper examines the effects of alternative specifications of the user costs of capital on the estimated price and volume indices of capital services. It asks how sensitive the results are to the use of exogenous versus endogenous rates of return, to alternate ways of including capital gains, and to whether corrections are made for tax rates. The paper also examines the effect of the various user cost formulae on the measured multifactor productivity growth.

    Release date: 2007-04-04

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2007005
    Description:

    This paper generates depreciation profiles for a diverse set of assets based on patterns of resale prices and retirements. In doing so, it explores the sensitivity of estimates of the growth in capital stock and capital services to alternate estimates of depreciation.

    In the first instance, survival analysis techniques are used to estimate changes in valuation of assets over the course of their service life. In the second instance, a two-step procedure is utilized that first estimates the discard function for used assets (assets discarded at zero prices) and then uses the resulting estimates to correct for selection bias that arises when just positive used-asset prices are employed to estimate age-price profiles to produce depreciation rates. For the third method, a discard function and an asset efficiency function are jointly specified and estimated.

    These three different methods produce depreciation profiles that follow convex patterns. Accelerated profiles are apparent for many individual assets in the machinery and equipment and structures classes.

    We also compare the ex post estimates of length of life that are based on outcomes to ex ante expected lives and find they are much the same. We therefore choose ex ante lives along with information from the ex post rates on the rate of decline in an asset's value to generate a set of depreciation rates for use in the productivity accounts.

    We then use our depreciation model to produce estimates of the growth in capital stock and capital services over the 1961 to 1996 period. We find that the resulting estimates of capital stock and capital services are quite similar to those previously produced.

    Release date: 2007-02-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2006004
    Description:

    This paper provides a brief description of the methodology currently used to produce the annual volume of hours worked consistent with the System of National Accounts (SNA). These data are used for labour input in the annual and quarterly measures of labour productivity, as well as in the annual measures of multifactor productivity. For this purpose, hours worked are broken down by educational level and age group, so that changes in the composition of the labour force can be taken into account. They are also used to calculate hourly compensation and the unit labour cost and for simulations of the SNA Input-Output Model; as such, they are integrated as labour force inputs into most SNA satellite accounts (i.e., environment, tourism).

    Release date: 2006-10-27

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2006003
    Description:

    This paper examines the revision cycle for labour productivity estimates over the period 2001 to 2004.

    Release date: 2006-10-11

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 15-206-X2006002
    Description:

    This paper provides a concise overview in plain language of the concept of productivity by explaining its relevance and usefulness. This paper is intended for users of the Canadian Productivity Accounts who wish to learn more about productivity concepts, in simple terms.

    Release date: 2006-04-21

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 16-505-G
    Description:

    Part of Statistics Canada's Econnections: linking the environment and the economy statistical series, this publication describes in detail the conceptual frameworks, data sources and empirical methods used to compile the Canadian System of Environmental and Resource Accounts (CSERA). Designed to be compatible with the accounting frameworks of the System of National Accounts, the CSERA allows users to easily analyze the linkages between economic activity and the environment in terms of material and energy flows, environmental expenditures and natural resource stocks. This publication will be of interest to researchers in both the economic and environmental fields who want to familiarize themselves with the accounting concepts of the CSERA. It is a companion volume to Environment-economy indicators and detailed statistics (catalogue no. 16-200-XKE), another product in the Econnections series.

    Release date: 2006-04-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-605-X20060019175
    Description:

    The National Accounts Advisory Committee reviews and gives advice on the concepts, methods, plans, standards as well as results associated with Statistics Canada's System of National Accounts.

    Release date: 2006-03-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11F0027M2005037
    Description:

    In recent years there has been considerable international interest in key indicators. This paper surveys recent Canadian attempts to develop key indicators of economic, social, environmental or physical well-being. It classifies and discusses over forty such projects and publications in detail; briefly lists a further twenty projects; and provides references to a number of up-to-date surveys and annotated bibliographies which contain additional examples of indicator development in Canada. The paper provides information on a number of research centres working on indicator development and discusses international indicators which are relevant to the Canadian scene, either because they represent 'rototypes' of some particular kind of measure, or else might be regarded as constituting 'best practice' in an area. The paper also examines the motivations behind indicator development and seeks to address the question of whether efforts to extend measurement outside the economic field constitute attempts to "measure the unmeasurable".

    Release date: 2005-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11F0026M2005005
    Description:

    The aim of this paper is to describe the actual methodology used to estimate annual hours worked by industry and province in Canada in view to be consistent with the System of National Accounts.

    Release date: 2005-08-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11F0026M2005004
    Description:

    A statistical agency faces several challenges in building Productivity Accounts. Measures of productivity require that outputs be compared to inputs.

    This paper discusses the challenges that a statistical agency faces in this area -as illustrated by the Canadian experience. First, it examines the progress that has been made in developing a system that integrates the Productivity Accounts into the overall System of National Accounts. It also discusses deficiencies that still need to be overcome. Finally, the paper focuses on the need to consider whether the SNA manual should be extended into the area of productivity measurement. The paper argues that the advantage of integrating productivity accounts into the general accounts is sufficiently great that it is time to include more detail on the nature of productivity accounts in the general SNA framework.

    Release date: 2005-04-28

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