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Gross domestic product by industry
March 2004

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Note to users and revisions

With this release the monthly GDP by industry estimates have been revised back to January 2003. Revisions arise from updates to benchmark data, projectors and seasonal adjustment. January to June: back to previous year; July: back to January of fifth previous year; August to December: back to January of current year. Occasionally, there are historical revisions due to conceptual, methodological and classification changes - the most recent with the July 2002 GDP release.

In September 2002 (Reference Month: July 2002), the monthly GDP by industry program introduced the first stage of conversion to a Chain Fisher formula, by adopting annual chained Input-Output benchmarks in its calculation of real GDP for 1997 to 2000. However, from January 2001 onwards, the data are 2000 Laspeyres-based estimates. The monthly GDP results are expressed in chained (1997) dollars. This conversion brings the monthly GDP by industry estimates more in line with the quarterly expenditure-based GDP data, chained quarterly. For more information, see Chain Fisher Volume Index page on our website.

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Note on CANSIM

All current and historical statistics on Gross Domestic Product (Table Nos. 3790017-3790022), as well as many other series are available to the public from Statistics Canada's computerized data bank CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) via terminal, on computer printouts, or in machine readable form.

See also - Appendix III: Series identifiers for CANSIM tables.

For further information, please visit CANSIM.

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This publication was prepared under the direction of:

  • H. Messinger, Director, Industry Measures and Analysis Division
  • T. Horricks, Assistant Director, Industry Measures and Analysis Division
  • J. MacMillan, Chief, Monthly GDP Section

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© Minister of Industry, 2004

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Catalogue no. 15-001-XIE, Vol. 18 no. 3

Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 1492-3319


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