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||The input-output structure of the Canadian economy
What's new in this publication
This publication is the third issue of Input-Output Structure of the Canadian
Economy, Cat. 15-201-x in its electronic version. Noticeable features
- Improved data quality: Statistics Canada undertook a massive
project to improve its provincial economic statistics in 1996. Using
sub-national surveys and other improved sources, the reliability of statistics
published here is substantially improved and is approximately equal across
- Provincial input-output tables: Beginning with reference year 1997,
input-output tables are compiled and published annually in this catalogue
for each province and territory of Canada. Sub-national tables sum to the
national tables for Canada. The accounting framework and concepts of these
tables are identical to the national tables that date back to the 1961 reference
year. We also refer in the text to exports and imports between provinces as
well as abroad. To have access to the interprovincial trade data please consult
the following table in CANSIM Table 386-0002.
- NAICS: In the present input-output tables (I/O) industries are
classified by the North American Industry Classification (NAICS), rather than
the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), to be consistent
with Statistics Canada's adoption of NAICS. This has led to changes in the
detail and presentation of goods and services. Two more classifications have
been added for detailed level of dissemination: The industry classification
level of dissemination has 283 industries and the commodity has 713 commodities.
These classifications are in concordance to their respective "complete" detailed
classification level. These new classifications make the presentation of the
detailed I/O tables exempt of empty rows or columns of data.
- Valuation of industry GDP: The valuation of industry gross domestic
product (GDP) has changed from factor cost to basic price, in accordance with
conventions recommended by the United Nations report, System of National Accounts, 1993.
Under the old valuation, industry gross domestic product was calculated to
include the returns to labour and capital only, excluding taxes or production
subsidies. The new valuation of industry GDP is basic prices which includes
Other Taxes on Production and Other Subsidies on Production. Data on gross
output is at modified basic price, because production data show prices actually
received by producers thus reflecting the effect of subsidies on products.
For this reason, we have made available at all levels of aggregation of the
Input-Output tables the breakdown of subsidies into its components: subsidies
on products and subsidies on production. This will be more convenient to identify
all the components of GDP at basic price and at market price.
- Refinements to the 1993 SNA conventions: A number of
refinements to the adopted recommendations were implemented affecting the
treatment of specific transactions or industries.