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Investment means spending by businesses or governments during a given year for the purposes of construction of structures (airports, roads, etc.), purchases of equipment (locomotives, turbines, etc.) and improvements to existing facilities, all for future use in production during more than one year. In essence, investment is spending for the purposes of production in the future rather than for production today.
An industry is a group of businesses that are engaged in similar production activities, such as the manufacturing industry or the transportation services industry. There are many businesses in Canada and they are classified into industry groups by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
An asset is durable property, such as a pipeline, a school or a sewer system, that can be used in current and future production activities. There are many kinds of assets and they are classified into asset groups by the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) and Variant of NAPCS Canada 2012 Version 1.1 - Capital expenditures on non-residential construction.
Asset function
An asset function is a primary purpose for which an asset is used. For example, the asset function for hospitals is health and the asset function for sewage treatment plants is environmental protection. Asset functions are classified into function groups by the Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG).


For more information, please consult The Daily of April 11, 2019.

New data tables 36-10-0608, 36-10-0610 and 36-10-0611 are now available.

The Infrastructure Economic Account section which is part of the Methodological Guide: Canadian System of Macroeconomic Accounts (13-607-X) is available.

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