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    Monthly indicators, Québec and Canada

    Key seasonally adjusted economic indicators. Annualized levels.

      

    Québec


    Monthly indicators 2021 2022 2022
         
        Year to date March April May June July

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 377,909 389,533 391,575 391,324      
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 76,549 76,066 76,617 74,255 81,849    
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 89,292 86,418 87,958 92,066 88,801    
    Housing starts (n) 67,810 65,519 69,406 63,996 67,400 53,816 60,695
    Residential building permits (current $M) 17,602 17,909 18,015 19,076 14,286 17,217  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 10,272 12,244 12,189 12,917 11,779 9,481  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 184,412 213,296 211,441 217,758 218,361 216,199  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 168,680 178,739 180,423 177,074 178,101 173,036  
    Retail sales (current $M) 152,011 163,031 160,947 161,535 167,073    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,070.92 1,107.47 1,112.96 1,112.23 1,108.87    
    Labour force (K) 4,547.5 4,564.8 4,596.1 4,559.1 4,577.6 4,551.5 4,538.3
    Employment (K) 4,269.0 4,365.3 4,406.0 4,379.5 4,384.6 4,357.6 4,353.1
         Full-time (K) 3,520.1 3,576.3 3,600.2 3,570.4 3,606.5 3,566.4 3,570.1
         Part-time (K) 748.9 789.0 805.9 809.1 778.2 791.2 783.1
    Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.1
    Participation rate (%) 64.1 63.9 64.4 63.9 64.1 63.6 63.4
    Employment rate (%) 60.1 61.1 61.8 61.4 61.4 60.9 60.8
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137.8 145.5 144.5 145.5 147.6 148.7 148.6
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 79.78 78.32 79.00 79.19 77.81 78.04 77.27

      
      

    Canada


    Monthly indicators 2021 2022 2022
         
        Year to date March April May June July

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,977,029 2,041,163 2,047,242 2,054,279 2,054,945    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 540,345 545,584 549,332 543,820 551,764 560,195  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 522,136 555,268 568,907 577,960 570,894 565,681  
    Housing starts (n) 271,198 260,357 246,371 260,690 281,394 272,381 275,329
    Residential building permits (current $M) 87,396 93,122 96,917 94,569 95,776 98,782  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 39,976 48,341 46,032 48,064 49,137 44,018  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 721,660 845,916 856,499 878,568 868,987 861,913  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 870,317 962,078 964,087 959,033 967,394 968,412  
    Retail sales (current $M) 680,101 728,963 725,227 730,572 746,979    
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,130.61 1,160.83 1,167.74 1,160.84 1,159.85    
    Labour force (K) 20,385.3 20,630.0 20,685.3 20,686.3 20,698.1 20,600.6 20,573.6
    Employment (K) 18,865.4 19,525.5 19,585.2 19,600.5 19,640.3 19,597.1 19,566.5
         Full-time (K) 15,393.8 15,921.9 15,928.8 15,897.2 16,032.6 16,028.6 16,015.5
         Part-time (K) 3,471.6 3,603.6 3,656.3 3,703.4 3,607.6 3,568.5 3,551.0
    Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.9
    Participation rate (%) 65.1 65.1 65.4 65.3 65.3 64.9 64.7
    Employment rate (%) 60.2 61.7 61.9 61.9 61.9 61.7 61.6
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 141.6 149.8 148.9 149.8 151.9 152.9 153.1
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 79.78 78.32 79.00 79.19 77.81 78.04 77.27

      
    – 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 : August 16, 2022
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