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Percentage changes for expenditure-based and industry-based statistics (such as consumer expenditures, investment, exports, imports, production and output) are calculated using volume measures, that is, after removing price variations. Percentage changes for income-based statistics (such as personal income, labour income and corporate profits) are calculated using nominal values, that is, not adjusted for price variations.

More detailed analysis on today's releases, including additional charts and tables, can be found in the 2008 preliminary estimates issue of Provincial and Territorial Economic Accounts Review (13-016-XWE, free).

Provincial and territorial economic accounts data are available on an annual basis only. Preliminary estimates of provincial and territorial economic accounts for 2008 are included with this release. No revisions have been made to data for previous years. Revised estimates for 2005 to 2008 will be published in the fall.