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National balance sheet accounts
Third quarter 2004

Note to readers

The national balance sheet accounts are statements of the balance sheets of all of the various sectors of the economy. They consist of the non-financial assets owned in the various sectors of the economy and of financial claims outstanding. National wealth is the sum of non-financial assets - produced assets, land surrounding structures and agricultural land - in all sectors of the economy. National net worth is wealth less net foreign liabilities (i.e., what is owed to non-residents less what non-residents owe to Canadians). Alternatively, it is the sum of the net worth of persons, corporations and governments. Quarterly series run from the first quarter of 1990.

Market value estimates have been available since June 2004. For more information, consult Balance sheet estimates at market value.

An annual measure of national wealth that includes selected natural resources is also available (CANSIM table 378-0005). The estimates of natural resources are updated annually at the time of the fourth quarter.

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