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Gross domestic product by industry
October 2002

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With the July 2002 release, the monthly GDP by industry program has 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 the period 1997 to 1999. However the data, from January 2000 onwards, are 1999 Laspeyres-based estimates. The monthly GDP results will now be expressed in chained 1997 dollars. This conversion will bring the monthly GDP by industry estimates more in line with the quarterly expenditure-based GDP data, chained quarterly. Survey redesigns and methodological changes due to NAICS conversion and other developments have resulted in larger than normal annual benchmarking revisions to certain industries.

The definition of the Information and communication technologies (ICT) sector was modified to conform more closely to the international standard as developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Specifically, libraries and the retailing of ICT commodities were removed from the aggregation, but due to data limitations we were unable to include the repair of ICT equipment in our aggregation. The estimates were reworked back to January 1997.

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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 II (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) via terminal, on computer printouts, or in machine readable form.

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

For further information, please visit CANSIM II.

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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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Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Minister of Industry, 2002

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior written permission from Licence Services, Marketing Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0T6.

Catalogue no. 15-001-XIE, Vol. 16 no. 10

Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 1492-3319


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