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Table B.3 Real gross domestic product, expenditure-based, quarterly percentage change

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Item Second quarter 2008 Third quarter 2008 Fourth quarter 2008 First quarter 2009 Second quarter 2009 Third quarter 2009 2007 2008
seasonally adjusted at annual rates, chained (2002) dollars

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review, catalogue number 13-010-X.

Personal expenditure on consumer goods and services
Millions of dollars
812,310 813,469 807,018 804,161 807,682 813,835 787,063 810,723
Percentage change, preceding period
0.3 0.1 -0.8 -0.4 0.4 0.8 4.6 3.0
Durable goods
Millions of dollars
125,448 125,209 121,409 118,459 119,683 122,505 117,998 124,617
Percentage change, preceding period
-0.8 -0.2 -3.0 -2.4 1.0 2.4 7.6 5.6
Semi-durable goods
Millions of dollars
74,674 75,051 73,796 72,678 72,336 72,295 71,702 74,345
Percentage change, preceding period
1.1 0.5 -1.7 -1.5 -0.5 -0.1 5.6 3.7
Non-durable goods
Millions of dollars
176,707 176,629 176,022 176,580 176,536 177,250 173,793 176,424
Percentage change, preceding period
0.2 -0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.0 0.4 3.2 1.5
Services
Millions of dollars
438,327 439,424 437,839 437,699 440,484 443,529 425,494 438,015
Percentage change, preceding period
0.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.0 0.6 0.7 4.3 2.9
Government current expenditure on goods and services
Millions of dollars
264,477 264,462 266,084 267,505 269,666 272,967 254,740 264,142
Percentage change, preceding period
1.1 -0.0 0.6 0.5 0.8 1.2 3.3 3.7
Government gross fixed capital formation
Millions of dollars
44,446 45,216 46,171 47,133 48,973 51,747 39,893 44,764
Percentage change, preceding period
2.8 1.7 2.1 2.1 3.9 5.7 6.0 12.2
Government investment in inventories
Millions of dollars
-20 -76 80 -12 -20 -12 14 25
Business gross fixed capital formation
Millions of dollars
273,577 273,271 259,576 239,113 233,521 236,726 272,580 270,369
Percentage change, preceding period
-0.5 -0.1 -5.0 -7.9 -2.3 1.4 3.4 -0.8
Residential structures
Millions of dollars
79,999 79,002 74,016 69,862 71,117 72,520 80,468 78,320
Percentage change, preceding period
-0.3 -1.2 -6.3 -5.6 1.8 2.0 2.9 -2.7
Non-residential structures and equipment
Millions of dollars
195,929 196,935 188,407 171,442 163,818 165,519 194,176 194,622
Percentage change, preceding period
-0.7 0.5 -4.3 -9.0 -4.4 1.0 3.7 0.2
Non-residential structures
Millions of dollars
70,463 71,759 71,533 66,589 63,399 61,088 71,068 71,011
Percentage change, preceding period
0.2 1.8 -0.3 -6.9 -4.8 -3.6 3.0 -0.1
Machinery and equipment
Millions of dollars
127,192 126,248 116,080 103,295 99,060 104,870 124,092 124,660
Percentage change, preceding period
-1.5 -0.7 -8.1 -11.0 -4.1 5.9 4.4 0.5
Business investment in inventories
Millions of dollars
14,487 14,959 10,293 -10,556 -9,137 -5,801 14,990 12,241
Non-farm
Millions of dollars
10,315 8,575 4,584 -11,907 -9,750 -8,214 14,054 7,367
Farm
Millions of dollars
3,054 5,200 4,560 71 -762 1,233 -159 3,734
Exports of goods and services
Millions of dollars
493,352 488,152 464,964 425,584 403,076 417,723 510,323 486,255
Percentage change, preceding period
-1.0 -1.1 -4.8 -8.5 -5.3 3.6 1.1 -4.7
Goods
Millions of dollars
429,674 424,406 401,086 365,279 342,395 358,043 444,647 422,341
Percentage change, preceding period
-1.0 -1.2 -5.5 -8.9 -6.3 4.6 1.3 -5.0
Services
Millions of dollars
63,673 63,783 64,048 60,406 60,500 59,801 65,688 63,964
Percentage change, preceding period
-1.1 0.2 0.4 -5.7 0.2 -1.2 -0.2 -2.6
Deduct: Imports of goods and services
Millions of dollars
589,968 584,824 547,196 483,115 474,549 512,501 572,078 576,905
Percentage change, preceding period
0.7 -0.9 -6.4 -11.7 -1.8 8.0 5.8 0.8
Goods
Millions of dollars
490,845 488,852 455,381 396,804 386,263 422,860 475,278 480,202
Percentage change, preceding period
1.1 -0.4 -6.8 -12.9 -2.7 9.5 5.4 1.0
Services
Millions of dollars
99,161 96,105 91,848 85,963 87,618 89,494 96,807 96,743
Percentage change, preceding period
-0.7 -3.1 -4.4 -6.4 1.9 2.1 7.4 -0.1
Statistical discrepancy
Millions of dollars
-1,473 -753 -719 1,046 1,152 1,124 -765 -1,165
Gross domestic product at market prices
Millions of dollars
1,324,093 1,325,452 1,312,880 1,292,079 1,282,096 1,283,227 1,315,907 1,321,360
Percentage change, preceding period
0.1 0.1 -0.9 -1.6 -0.8 0.1 2.5 0.4
Final domestic demand
Millions of dollars
1,393,794 1,395,415 1,377,873 1,356,425 1,358,300 1,373,941 1,353,135 1,388,959
Percentage change, preceding period
0.4 0.1 -1.3 -1.6 0.1 1.2 4.1 2.6