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Chain Fisher volume index - Methodology

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Contribution to a GDP growth series

The contribution of an aggregate to the percentage growth in GDP in real terms is presented in Table 4 of the quarterly publication (13-001). Contribution to growth tables are also calculated for various aggregates.

Each of these contribution tables follows the layout of the corresponding real data table. Instead of real data, they show the percentage contribution to the variation of the reference aggregate mentioned in the table's title. These contributions are not presented as proportions, but directly as percentage points. For example, a contribution of the aggregate of personal consumption expenditure of 0.453 to real GDP growth of 1.473% means that 0.453 percentage points of the 1.473 are due to personal consumption expenditure.

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