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    Monthly indicators, Québec and Canada

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      
    Québec

    Monthly indicators 2020 2021 2021
         
        Year to date April May June July August

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 357 829 379 974 383 412 381 804      
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 73 956 75 151 75 204 75 429 73 795 73 733  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 80 288 88 339 87 364 91 761 90 009 90 105  
    Housing starts (n) 53 364 76 783 68 479 67 543 68 479 68 392 57 323
    Residential building permits (current $M) 13 002 17 979 16 702 19 269 16 257 16 308  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 6 487 9 295 11 390 8 877 9 214 8 677  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 153 253 177 581 177 984 175 422 186 766 180 147  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 142 346 167 100 175 053 174 652 175 730 160 307  
    Retail sales (current $M) 131 293 146 043 149 772 148 165 150 254    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1 039,14 1 069,05 1 068,60 1 073,32 1 064,12    
    Labour force (K) 4 497,8 4 535,0 4 523,7 4 515,3 4 578,6 4 578,7 4 553,3
    Employment (K) 4 099,6 4 235,4 4 227,3 4 219,3 4 291,6 4 299,1 4 288,1
         Full-time (K) 3 387,4 3 500,9 3 510,9 3 503,7 3 499,7 3 515,8 3 527,1
         Part-time (K) 712,3 734,5 716,5 715,6 791,9 783,3 761,0
    Unemployment rate (%) 8,9 6,6 6,6 6,6 6,3 6,1 5,8
    Participation rate (%) 63,8 64,0 63,8 63,7 64,5 64,5 64,1
    Employment rate (%) 58,1 59,7 59,6 59,5 60,5 60,6 60,4
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 132,8 136,7 136,2 137,3 137,7 138,5 138,7
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74,54 80,05 80,03 82,47 81,84 79,81 79,35

      
      
    Canada

    Monthly indicators 2020 2021 2021
         
        Year to date April May June July August

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1 876 101 1 964 105 1 966 329 1 955 810 1 970 194    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 533 645 542 705 526 851 521 381 553 219 527 906  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 482 471 524 946 513 687 530 677 520 281 531 786  
    Housing starts (n) 216 652 285 958 274 936 284 587 280 038 270 744 260 239
    Residential building permits (current $M) 67 172 86 855 91 443 78 887 86 363 83 648  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 33 857 37 156 41 182 36 431 37 214 35 118  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 611 217 702 626 701 248 700 276 725 493 714 611  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 754 124 849 427 860 931 866 456 858 820 840 822  
    Retail sales (current $M) 603 533 662 264 659 164 646 783 673 934    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1 096,62 1 129,21 1 127,73 1 135,54 1 124,60    
    Labour force (K) 19 896,6 20 299,8 20 267,5 20 211,6 20 381,5 20 405,3 20 414,1
    Employment (K) 17 999,2 18 684,0 18 627,2 18 559,2 18 789,9 18 883,9 18 974,1
         Full-time (K) 14 753,1 15 270,1 15 266,5 15 252,7 15 219,5 15 302,5 15 371,0
         Part-time (K) 3 246,1 3 413,9 3 360,7 3 306,5 3 570,4 3 581,4 3 603,1
    Unemployment rate (%) 9,5 8,0 8,1 8,2 7,8 7,5 7,1
    Participation rate (%) 64,1 64,9 64,9 64,6 65,2 65,2 65,1
    Employment rate (%) 58,0 59,8 59,6 59,4 60,1 60,3 60,5
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137,0 140,5 140,3 141,0 141,4 142,3 142,6
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 74,54 80,05 80,03 82,47 81,84 79,81 79,35

      
    – The year-to-date levels represent the average of all observable annualized periods. When annual gross value and changes are available, they are presented.
    – Monthly and quarterly data on housing starts are seasonally adjusted independently; quarterly data do not correspond to the average of monthly data.
    – In April 2020, the CMHC's monthly survey was carried out in all Canadian provinces except Québec. As a result, the April 2020 data for Québec is not available and the April 2020 data for Canada excludes Québec.
    – Annual sales of manufactured goods are calculated from the monthly survey.
    – Numbers in bold have been revised since last Friday.
      
    Sources : Institut de la statistique du Québec,
                      Statistics Canada,
                      Mortgage and Housing Corporation (housing starts),
                      Bank of Canada (exchange rates).
     
    Update : September 16, 2021
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