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First release of the quarterly national balance sheet accounts

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This first release of the quarterly national balance sheet accounts (June 24, 2003) is part of a joint effort with Canada's international investment position (released quarterly for the first time on June 17, 2003) to provide users with more up to date and meaningful data.

The series, provided quarterly back to 1990, are available on CANSIM. Existing annual data continue to be available on CANSIM. Please see the following CANSIM tables: 378-0003 to 378-0007.

This release is part of a multi-year plan:

  1. With this release, the new quarterly positions remain at book value, as in the past annual releases.
  2. In the second year of the project market value estimates for financial assets and liabilities will be available, along with the book value series, in both the international investment positions and the national balance sheet accounts.

The National balance sheet accounts (catalogue no. 13-214-XIE, 13-214-XDB and 13-214-DDB) will be available at the time of the release.

The level of detail of the quarterly positions is the same for the national balance sheet accounts and the main table of the international investment positions.

List of tables of the National Balance Sheet Accounts available on a quarterly basis:

  • National balance sheet
  • Credit market summary table
  • Persons and unincorporated business
  • Corporations and government business enterprises
  • Non-financial corporations including government business enterprises
    • Non-financial private corporations
    • Non-financial government business enterprises
      • Non-financial government business enterprises: federal
      • Non-financial government business enterprises: provincial
      • Non-financial government business enterprises: local
  • Financial institutions including government business enterprises
    • Total monetary authorities
      • Bank of Canada
      • Exchange fund account
      • Monetary authorities: other
    • Total chartered banks and near-banks
      • Chartered banks
      • Near-banks
        • Credit unions and Caisses populaires
        • Trust companies and mortgage loan companies
    • Total life insurance companies and pension funds
      • Life insurance business
      • Segregated funds of life insurance companies
      • Trusteed pension plans
    • Total other financial institutions
      • Investment dealers
      • Mutual funds
      • Property and casualty insurance companies
      • Sales finance and consumer loan companies
      • Issuers of asset-backed securities
      • Other private financial institutions, not elsewhere included
    • Financial government business enterprises
      • Financial government business enterprises: federal
      • Financial government business enterprises: provincial
  • Government
    • Federal government
    • Other levels of government
      • Provincial governments
      • Local governments
    • Social security funds
      • Canada pension plan
      • Quebec pension plan
  • Non-residents
  • Total for all sectors