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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 April May June July August

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 377,909 389,393 390,360 390,132 389,196    
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 76,545 78,079 74,918 82,390 84,175 79,611  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 88,228 88,672 92,508 90,593 94,276 91,288  
    Housing starts (n) 67,810 64,526 63,996 67,239 53,712 60,599 57,930
    Residential building permits (current $M) 17,602 18,004 19,076 14,265 17,225 18,590  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 10,272 11,879 12,917 11,688 9,269 9,994  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 184,412 213,096 216,574 218,342 218,357 210,939  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 168,680 176,816 176,315 177,242 172,422 167,509  
    Retail sales (current $M) 152,011 163,441 161,038 166,540 166,361 163,874  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,070.92 1,108.90 1,112.23 1,108.72 1,105.66 1,119.35  
    Labour force (K) 4,547.5 4,567.7 4,559.1 4,577.6 4,551.5 4,538.3 4,588.0
    Employment (K) 4,269.0 4,367.2 4,379.5 4,384.6 4,357.6 4,353.1 4,380.3
         Full-time (K) 3,520.1 3,572.0 3,570.4 3,606.5 3,566.4 3,570.1 3,541.5
         Part-time (K) 748.9 795.2 809.1 778.2 791.2 783.1 838.8
    Unemployment rate (%) 6.1 4.4 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.5
    Participation rate (%) 64.1 64.0 63.9 64.1 63.6 63.4 64.0
    Employment rate (%) 60.1 61.1 61.4 61.4 60.9 60.8 61.1
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 137.8 145.9 145.5 147.6 148.7 148.6 148.6
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 79.78 78.32 79.19 77.81 78.04 77.27 77.39

      
      

    Canada


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

    Real GDP at basic prices (2012 $M) 1,977,013 2,044,126 2,051,628 2,051,813 2,054,221 2,056,044  
    Real international merchandise exports (2012 $M) 540,345 551,241 545,437 555,726 564,200 573,801  
    Real international merchandise imports (2012 $M) 522,136 557,998 575,003 567,037 573,994 566,835  
    Housing starts (n) 271,198 261,274 260,690 281,399 272,794 275,158 267,443
    Residential building permits (current $M) 87,396 92,885 94,569 95,454 99,582 90,988  
    Non-residential building permits (current $M) 39,976 47,536 48,064 48,909 43,927 43,022  
    Sales of manufactured goods (current $M) 721,660 847,735 871,469 869,069 867,893 859,687  
    Wholesale sales (current $M) 870,317 961,536 957,197 966,134 967,639 962,156  
    Retail sales (current $M) 680,101 733,794 730,473 747,465 754,699 736,087  
    Average weekly earnings, including overtime (current $) 1,130.61 1,160.76 1,160.84 1,159.12 1,158.68 1,163.23  
    Labour force (K) 20,385.3 20,631.2 20,686.3 20,698.1 20,600.6 20,573.6 20,639.8
    Employment (K) 18,865.4 19,525.7 19,600.5 19,640.3 19,597.1 19,566.5 19,526.8
         Full-time (K) 15,393.8 15,924.0 15,897.2 16,032.6 16,028.6 16,015.5 15,938.3
         Part-time (K) 3,471.6 3,601.7 3,703.4 3,607.6 3,568.5 3,551.0 3,588.5
    Unemployment rate (%) 7.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.4
    Participation rate (%) 65.1 65.1 65.3 65.3 64.9 64.7 64.8
    Employment rate (%) 60.2 61.6 61.9 61.9 61.7 61.6 61.3
    Consumer price index, non-seasonally adjusted (2002=100) 141.6 150.2 149.8 151.9 152.9 153.1 152.6
    U.S. exchange rate in cents, non-seasonally adjusted 79.78 78.32 79.19 77.81 78.04 77.27 77.39

      
    – 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 29, 2022
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