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Canada's balance of international payments

Third quarter 2011

  1. Canada's overall current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed $4.0 billion in the third quarter to $12.1 billion, largely the result of higher exports of goods. In the capital and financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), foreign portfolio investors continued to supply funds to the Canadian economy, mostly through the acquisition of short-term debt securities.