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Data in this paper are not seasonally adjusted and represent annual figures, unless otherwise noted.
2007 is considered the pre-recession benchmark year for the purposes of this paper since the recession started in late 2008.
All export data are domestic exports from Industry Canada’s trade database online.
Based on chained 2007 dollars. GDP data are from table 379-0031 - Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), monthly (dollars).
Since the start of the series in 1992.
U.S. housing starts data are from the United States Census Bureau, New Residential Construction - New Privately Owned Housing Units Started, annual data.
Source: Johnson, Ian. June 15, 2013. China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities. The New York Times.
For the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, production is published instead of sales for the aerospace product and parts industry and the shipbuilding industry because production measures economic activity in these industries better than sales.
For the purposes of this paper, the automotive industry includes two sub-industries: motor vehicle manufacturing (NAICS 3361) and motor vehicle parts manufacturing (NAICS 3363).
U.S. motor vehicle manufacturing data are from the United States Census Bureau. Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders survey. Data for motor vehicles (NAICS 3361) includes the identification codes 36A, 36B, and 36C. Data for motor vehicle parts (36D and 36E) were not available.
According to data from the DesRosiers Automotive Reports, Volume 27, Issue 2, January 31, 2014. Table 2: Canadian Light Vehicle Production, and Table 3: U.S. Light Vehicle Production.
Source: Flavelle, Dana. April 18, 2013. “Auto manufacturing in Canada in long-term decline, report warns”. The Star.
U.S. employment data are from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Table B-1b. Employees on non farm payrolls by industry sector and selected industry detail, not seasonally adjusted. Note: The sum of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts was used.
Based on the average of estimated values at the end of each month.
For more information see concepts, definitions and data quality for the Statistics Canada Monthly Survey of Manufacturing:
All employment data rounded to the nearest hundred.
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