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The input-output structure of the Canadian economy: Overview - Notes

1Statistics are often prepared according to different concepts. They are also evaluated on a different basis or cover slightly different periods, i.e. fiscal versus calendar year.
2This includes personal spending by residents of a province, whether spent in their own or another province or territory or country while visiting. It also includes the full value of capital equipment under finance leases acquired by individuals (e.g., automobiles). Personal expenditure is higher than actual (cash) spending because of a number of national accounting imputations. These are: an imputation for services (rental value) of owner-occupied dwellings, an imputation for interest payments to financial institutions net of interest income from the same source, an imputation for the investment income of insurance carriers and for changes in their actuarial reserves when related to persons net insurance claims.
3Production also includes what is produced in a year but not sold (added to inventories), excludes sales out of inventories (and gains or losses from changes in inventory values), and includes own0use (e.g., feed corn grown by farmers for their own livestock).
4This means that construction "industry" covers the entire activity, rather than only the work of entities working in the construction industry.
5The reader is advised to consult the box on page 2 and the references provided there for a more precise understanding of the assumptions underlying the model and the implications of its use.
6The only exception is the multiplier for employment, where the results or targets are calculated for spending amounts in millions of dollars.
7Differences in the multipliers at different aggregation levels are strictly due to an aggregation effect rather (more objects being grouped together) than differences in the size of underlying multipliers. All multipliers are calculated from the most detailed or disaggregate input-output data at the Worksheet level. The results are subsequently aggregated into the more compact tables for ease of use.
8Tables that show multipliers for direct and indirect effects also a variable named output. This variable shows the increase in the total value of production of all industries, both direct and indirect. The within-province multipliers show how much of the (direct and indirect) increase in production is expected to occur in the province in question, whereas the table designated as all-provinces shows the increase in production that will occur in all provinces and territories across Canada.