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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201907919154
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-03-20

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201900100001
    Description:

    Statistics Canada continuously works to ensure that economic measures reflect our reality, including new and emerging activities such as the private short-term accommodation market. The Canadian Macroeconomic Accounts have developed provisional estimates of the private short-term accommodation market in Canada, the provinces and territories. This paper outlines an innovative approach to measuring this activity using web-scrapped data. In addition to providing provisional estimates of the overall market, this paper contains detailed analysis of the largest private accommodation digital platform used in Canada. Finally, it summarizes the approach taken for incorporating the data into various macroeconomic measures, such as gross domestic product (GDP).

    Release date: 2019-03-14

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201907319138
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-03-14

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20190644035
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-03-05

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201900100003
    Description:

    The fourth quarter 2018 release of the national economic accounts includes estimates of the legal and illegal economic activities related to cannabis production, distribution and consumption for non-medical and medical use. Prior to this release, only the production, distribution and consumption activities related to legal use for medical purposes were recorded.

    Release date: 2019-03-01

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201904919403
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-02-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201903620104
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-02-05

  • 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-X201800154970
    Description:

    The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated how quickly economic shocks can spread between sectors and countries, making it apparent that the existing set of macroeconomic statistics contained gaps for identifying such systemic issues. Users therefore require new products from the System of National Accounts that demonstrate the financial linkages between sectors in the economy. The Special Data Dissemination Plus (SDDS+) and G20 Data Gaps initiatives were established by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address some of these data gaps, and presented specific recommendations to G20 countries. One of these recommendations asks statistical agencies to begin compiling more detailed data on the interconnectedness of the economy by incorporating a "From-Whom-To-Whom" (FWTW) framework. This FWTW framework includes statistics that make counterparty information explicit, showing how various sectors of the economy are connected by financial interdependencies. In other words, the data presented on this new basis allows users to answer the question "whom is funding whom and with what financial instruments". In this visualisation tool, we present six instruments on a FWTW basis in a fully customizable pivot table.

    Release date: 2018-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201800154971
    Description:

    The Bank of Canada (the Bank) and Statistics Canada both produce aggregate measures of borrowing, or credit, for sectors of the Canadian economy. The Statistics Canada measures are part of the National Balance Sheet Accounts (NBSA), which cover the entire economy and directly align with the internationally recognized national accounting principles detailed in the United Nations System of National Accounts. The Bank’s data are presented based on the issuer of credit, i.e., the holder of the financial assets, and do not display liabilities. Both measures are constructed primarily from records of Canadian financial institutions and provide thorough coverage of lending by those institutions. They show a similar picture of the indebtedness of Canadian non-financial businesses, currently and in the past. However, the use of differing classification systems, methodologies and definitions result in some reconcilable differences in the aggregate measures. Therefore, the Bank and Statistics Canada conducted a joint study to understand and identify key differences between their respective measures of business credit loans, including non-mortgage business loans, non-residential mortgages and commercial paper.

    Release date: 2018-12-14
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114623
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    An explanation of the structure and concepts of Canada’s balance of payments and international investment position accounts.

    Release date: 2017-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114621
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    An explanation of the structure and concepts of Canada’s financial flow and national balance sheet accounts.

    Release date: 2016-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114622
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    An explanation of the national accounts price-quantity decomposition using Laspeyres, Paasche and Fisher indexes.

    Release date: 2016-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114617
    Description:

    A review of the seven-decade history of Canada’s System of Macroeconomic Accounts connecting the story to the evolution of the international SNA, plus a discussion of the uses and users of Canada’s accounts.

    Release date: 2016-08-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114620
    Description:

    An explanation of the structure and concepts of Canada’s income and expenditure accounts.

    Release date: 2016-08-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114616
    Description:

    An introduction and overview of the Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts.

    Release date: 2016-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114618
    Description:

    An explanation of key national accounting concepts involving stocks and flows; the distinction between price and volume changes; production, distribution, consumption and accumulation; residence; institutional units and sectors; classifications; and accounting concepts. Also includes a description of SNA 2008’s sequence of accounts.

    Release date: 2016-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-606-G201600114619
    Description:

    An explanation of the structure and concepts of Canada’s supply and use accounts.

    Release date: 2016-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 13-607-X
    Description:

    The Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts provides readers with information on macroeconomic accounts at Statistics Canada. It provides links to produced data and publications and describes the concepts, sources, and methods used to compile them. Topics include gross domestic product, national economic accounts (incomes, expenditures, savings, capital formation, financial flows and balance sheet accounts), supply and use tables, provincial and territorial economic accounts, productivity, balance of payments, international investment position and government finance statistics.

    This user's guide has been developed by the Macroeconomic Accounts Program to facilitate access to macroeconomic accounting information throughout Statistics Canada and to explain its linkage with international standards, such as the System of National Accounts, 2008. This guide is continually being updated to maintain its relevance.

    Release date: 2016-05-31

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 16-509-X
    Description:

    The Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounting provides readers with information on environmental-economic accounts at Statistics Canada. It provides links to produced data and publications and describes the concepts, sources, and methods used to compile them. Topics include ecosystem accounting, asset accounts (natural resources in physical and monetary terms), physical flow accounts (energy and water use, and waste and greenhouse gas emissions), environmental activity statistics (expenditures on environmental protection), and the applications and extensions of those accounts (attribution of physical flows to final demand and intensity measures).

    This user's guide has been developed by the Environmental Statistics Program to facilitate access to environmental-economic accounting information throughout Statistics Canada and to explain its linkage with international standards, the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounting. This guide is continually being updated to maintain its relevance.

    Release date: 2016-04-22

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